Daesh claims Kabul attack that killed 15 people

Afghan security forces inspect the scene of the suicide attack in Kabul Afghanistan

"The bomber came from among the protesters and targeted our police forces", Rahimi said, adding the attacker was wearing civilian clothes.

The centre is located in the Shiite-dominated Dasht-e-Barchi neighbourhood in the west of the capital.

The casualties have been confirmed by Kabul Police.

Wahid Mujro, a spokesman for the Health Ministry, said 15 wounded were treated at Kabul hospitals.

The attack reportedly occurred in Kabul's PD9 district, located to the northeast of the area where foreign embassies are located.

While Afghan forces backed by U.S. air strikes have claimed some success against Taliban insurgents since the United States announced a stepped up military strategy previous year, high profile attacks on civilian targets in Kabul have continued.

Afghanistan's Interior Ministry spokesman says a suicide bomber has killed six policemen after exploding his devise amid a group of security officials monitoring protests by shopkeepers in eastern Kabul.

The Sunni extremist group has recently increased its attacks against Shi'a in Afghanistan - particularly in Kabul.

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