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Suicide bomber killed at Kabul passport office gate

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By Reuters

<div> <p><span class="caps">KABUL</span> -A suicide bomber was killed at the gate of a passport office in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday, a government spokesman said, and several people were injured in the blast, according to unconfirmed reports.</p> <p>A spokesman for Afghanistan’s interior ministry said the attacker was shot and killed while trying to enter the passport office premises.</p> <p>One member of the Taliban who was a witness told Reuters multiple people were injured, and the building and streets around the area were locked down by Taliban security forces.</p> <p>Large crowds of Afghans have been thronging outside the passport office in a bid to get travel documents in recent days after the service was restarted after weeks of suspension.</p> <p>Officials said that Thursdays are reserved as a special day for Taliban officials to visit the passport office to make travel documents. </p> </div>