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[Representational Image]Bomb targetting education ministry officials kills 1, injures 7 in Kabul Picture: Afghan security forces stand guard at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan July 7, 2015.Reuters

A bomb blast ripped through the entrance of the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul at around noon local time on Monday, and several casualties have been reported. The Taliban claimed responsibility. 

At least five people, including a woman a child have been killed, while 18 others have been injured, local media reported. 

A car bomb was detonated near the Kabul airport when a convoy said to be carrying government officials was travelling through, Khaama Press reported.

The blast hit Afghanistan's capital city days after deadly terror attacks in Kabul had killed scores of civilians and security officials. 

Afghanistan's Interior Ministry has confirmed that several civilians and security officials have been killed, TOLO News reported. 

The Afghan health ministry has said that at least seven civilians, including a child, have been injured in the Kabul airport attack, Pajhwok Afghan News reported. The ministry also said that a woman and a child were among those killed. 

The Taliban, which has unleashed a deadly wave of attacks in the country, has claimed reponsibility for the latest attack.  

Images of the deadly suicide attack outside the Kabul airport showed massive destruction. 

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