Taliban militants claim responsibility for blast in Afghan capital

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    Published: 2019-07-01 14:06:35 BdST

Damaged vehicles are seen at the the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan Jul 1, 2019. REUTERS

A blast in the Afghan capital on Monday was part of an attack by Taliban fighters targeting the defence ministry compound in Kabul, the Islamist militant group said in a statement.

"The target was the defence ministry's technical installation," a Taliban official said in the statement, adding that the blast injured several Taliban fighters, civilians and government employees.