At least 26 people have been killed and 18 others injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul. The explosion took place near a Shia shrine as the city was celebrating the Nowruz holiday.
The blast occurred in Kabul’s Karte Sakhi area close to the Ali Abad hospital and Kabul University on Wednesday.
The Afghan Interior Ministry said at least 26 people had been killed and 18 injured in the attack.
Reports said many of those killed were Shia and the casualty toll could still rise.
The bomber reportedly walked toward the Sakhi shrine and blew up his explosives when identified by the police.