Several dead in Kabul suicide attack

Kabul: Several persons were killed and many wounded in a suicide attack near Pul Charkhi prison here in Afghanistan on Wednesday, officials said.

A vehicle carrying prison employees was targeted by a suicide bomber, Khaama Press news agency reported.

At least four were confirmed dead and five others sustained critical injuries, a security official said.

There were conflicting reports on the number of dead, as another security officer put the toll at seven and said over 10 have sustained injuries.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.