Suicide attacks near Defence Ministry in Kabul

Kabul, Sep 05:At least five people were killed and 13 others injured in two explosions near the Afghan defence ministry in Kabul on Monday, an official said.

An Afghan news website quoted a source as saying that two suicide attacks took place in Kabul. A BBC journalist tweeted a photo of smoke rising from a building complex.

The second blast took place when people rushed to help those hit by the first explosion, the BBC journalist quoted a defence ministry spokesperson as saying.

There was no immediate confirmation of the cause of the blasts, less than two weeks after 13 people were killed in a suicide attack on the American University in Kabul.