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Breaking: 40 Dead, Over 50 Wounded in Kabul Blast

Kabul (December 28, 2017): At least 40 people were killed and dozens more wounded in a suicide attack on Tebyan center in Pule Sokhtia area of Kabul on Thursday morning, health officials confirmed.

According to officials, women, children and journalists are among the dead.

According to one survivor, social activists had gathered at the Tebyan social and cultural activity center for a meeting when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives.

The center also houses AVA news agency which is part of the Iranian-funded organization.

According to health officials, five of the wounded are in critical condition.

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The attack took place at about 10.30am local time after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at the  gate of Tebyan center in PD6 of Kabul city, according to officials.

The number of the victims may raise, officials added. It is reported that the explosion hit an office of the Afghan Voice news agency in the west of the capital Kabul.

However, no group including the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the blast yet.

The blast, the latest in a series to hit Afghan media groups in recent years, follows an attack on a private television station in Kabul last month.

Earlier six children were killed in a mine blast in northern Balkh province.

Dawlat Abad District Gov. Mohammad Karim said Thursday the powerful mine killed six shepherd children Wednesday ages 10, 9 and 8.

No one immediately took responsibility for the attack but Karim blames the Taliban, saying the insurgents planted the mine to target Afghan officials and security forces.

Afghanistan has the highest number of mine victims in the world, which along with other roadside bombs kill or wound an estimated 140 people every month.

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