Death Toll Reaches 20 In Kabul

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Kabul: The death toll from a suicide bombing at a police base in Kabul Monday has doubled to 20, the interior ministry said. “As a result of the terrorist attack this afternoon … 20 people were martyred and 29 others were wounded,” the ministry said.

The deputy interior minister earlier gave a death toll of 10.

The attack comes just days before a fresh round of international talks aimed at reviving dialogue with the Islamist group. Scores of people were also wounded in the bombing at the entrance of the base, which left several bodies and charred debris strewn around the area.

The attack comes amid the Taliban’s unprecedented winter offensive despite a renewed push to restart formal peace talks.