Suicide bombing in Kabul kills nine people during Hagel visit

KABUL, March 9 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least nine people in an attack at the gates of the defence ministry on Saturday during a visit by the U.S. defence secretary, an Afghan defence ministry official said.

The dead were civilians, the official, Dawlat Waziri, told Reuters. Fourteen people, including two security guards, were wounded. (Reporting by Mirwais Harooni; Writing by Michael Georgy)