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KABUL (Web Desk) – At least 10 people were killed and 20 wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up trying to enter a police building in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, police and the interior ministry said.

The blast took off near Afghanistan parliament in the Dehmazang area, west Kabul, according to police spokesman Mohammad Ismail Kawusi.

An Afghan policeman keeps watch at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan February 1, 2016. REUTER/Omar Sobhani

The city was hit by a series of suicide attacks last month, including one that killed seven journalists from a private television station as the Taliban stepped up their campaign against the Western-backed government.

The attacks coincided with renewed efforts to revive a peace process with the Islamist insurgent movement that stalled last year.

The Afghan National Civil Order Police (ANCOP) was set up as a gendarmerie-style unit to control riots and urban disorder but have also been used in counterinsurgency roles against the Taliban.

This is a developing story. More updates to follow.