Afghan security personnel inspect the site of a bombing attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday. Rahmat Gul/AP
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A car bomb killed eight people and wounded more than 15 others in Kabul on Sunday, interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said.
Officials said, "The terrorists have carried out a terrorist attack in Kabul city. Unfortunately, eight of our countrymen were killed and more than 15 others were wounded."
Earlier on Friday, a bomb rigged to a rickshaw killed at least 11 children and wounded 20 others in eastern Afghanistan, a provincial official said, as violence in the war-weary country continued to surge.
"It was a powerful explosion that has caused a lot of damage to houses in the vicinity," the source said.
Afghan policemen inspect the site of a blast in Kabul on Sunday. Mohammad Ismail/Reuters
Television footage showed at least two cars on fire, with plumes of thick black smoke billowing into the sky.
No group has so far claimed responsibility.
The militant Daesh has claimed responsibility for some of the recent attacks in the capital.
In a separate attack in northern Balkh province, a civilian vehicle hit a roadside bomb on Saturday, killing four people, according to Tariq Arian, the spokesman for Afghanistan's Interior Ministry.A security source said the car bomb detonated in the west of the capital. A health ministry official also confirmed the blast.
Forty-two people, including four security forces members, were wounded, he said, adding that several armed attackers who tried to enter the building after the assault were also killed by security forces.
Sunday evening's attack took place at a military centre where at least 150 members of the Afghan army and intelligence wing were stationed, according to government officials and the Taliban.
A sticky bomb attached to an armored vehicle in northern Kabul killed two, and wounded at least two others, according to Ferdaws Faramarz, a spokesman for the Kabul police chief. No further details were immediately available.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the blast in the northern province of Balkh, saying on Twitter they had attacked the commandos. The defence ministry said two members of the commando force were killed and six wounded, while the rest of the casualties were civilians.
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The police stated that failing to leave a sufficient gap causes traffic accidents that result in human and material losses, and appealed to drivers to always abide by traffic laws and regulations to protect themselves and other road users from traffic accidents.