Bomb blast by suicide car bomber kills four at Kabul airport

10 August 2015 (Last Updated August 10th, 2015 06:55)

At least five people were killed and several injured after a suicide attack at the civilian entrance of the Kabul airport in Afghanistan.

At least five people were killed and several injured after a suicide attack at the civilian entrance of the Kabul airport in Afghanistan.

Around 17 people including a woman and a child have been injured in the deadly attack that took place shortly after midday, local time, on Monday.

A bomber from the militant outfit Taliban has rammed a vehicle into the first checkpoint at the airport.

The attack appeared to have been directed towards a convoy of foreigners, the BBC reported citing a Taliban spokesperson .

The blast was the latest in a series of attacks that have been unleashed on the capital of Afghanistan in the last few days.

The city has been on high alert after multiple blasts on Friday. While one of the blasts took place near the entrance of the Kabul Police Academy killing around 20 cadets, two other blasts were reported near the Kabul airport.

A Nato base, Camp Integrity, that houses US special forces near the airport was attacked on Friday, killing 11 people.

The attacks were said to be the worst to have been witnessed by the city in the past few years.

It is being speculated that the sudden spike in violence is a result of the change in the leadership of the Afghan Taliban. The group had announced the death of their founder Mullah Mohammad Omar last month and had appointed Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansour as their new leader.

However, the appointment of Mansour by a few leaders in the Pakistani city of Quetta is said to have angered the other members of the group.