Uniformed Suicide Bomber Kills Six Afghan Cops in Kabul

Image: Afghan policemen keep watch at the main checkpoint leading to the Interior Ministry, after a suicide bomb blast in Kabul
Afghan policemen keep watch at the main checkpoint leading to the Interior Ministry, after a suicide bomb blast in Kabul April 2, 2014. At least four policemen were killed on Wednesday in the suicide bomb attack outside the Afghan interior ministry in the centre of Kabul, a ministry spokesman said. Reuters

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KABUL, Afghanistan - At least six police officers were killed and several others injured Wednesday when a uniform-clad suicide bomber attacked Afghanistan’s interior ministry, security sources said.

The suspect detonated his bomb at the checkpoint for the ministry’s human resources building, a senior ministry source told NBC News.

A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the attack in a Twitter posting that warned of more violence ahead of Saturday's presidential elections.

The suspect is believed to have passed unchallenged through two prior checkpoints because uniformed police are not required to stop until the final barrier.