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Suicide blast kills 1, wounds 4 in Kabul

Updated Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 | 9:44 p.m.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan police say a suicide bomber targeting a hospital has killed one person and wounded four others in Kabul.

Sayed Gul Agha Hashimi, the head of the Kabul Criminal Investigation Department, said the attacker's explosives detonated Thursday morning after he was shot by police.

Hashimi added that in addition to the bomber, a security guard was killed and that police are searching the hospital.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which was condemned by Afghanistan's Ministry of the Interior.