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Afghan officials: Suicide bomber strikes in Kabul

  • Security forces stand by after a suicide bomber detonated his payload near government offices in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, April 12, 2017. A spokesman for the Interior Ministry says it is not yet clear how many people might have been killed or wounded in the blast in central Kabul. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    Security forces stand by after a suicide bomber detonated his payload near government offices in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, April 12, 2017. A spokesman for the Interior Ministry says it is not yet clear how many people might have been killed or wounded in the blast in central Kabul. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)  (The Associated Press)

  • Security forces stand by after a suicide bomber detonated his payload near government offices in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, April 12, 2017. A spokesman for the Interior Ministry says it is not yet clear how many people might have been killed or wounded in the blast in central Kabul. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    Security forces stand by after a suicide bomber detonated his payload near government offices in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, April 12, 2017. A spokesman for the Interior Ministry says it is not yet clear how many people might have been killed or wounded in the blast in central Kabul. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)  (The Associated Press)

An Afghan official says that a suicide bomber has detonated his payload near government offices in the capital.

Najib Danish, deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said it was not yet clear how many people might have been killed or wounded in Wednesday's blast in central Kabul. He says the target of the attack is also unclear.

Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Mujro says at least two people were wounded in the attack.

No one has claimed responsibility, but the Taliban frequently target the U.S.-backed government and its security forces.