Six people were killed and 26 injured in a suicide bombing at a military hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan,Â on Saturday, authorities said.
A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility, and said 51 people had died.
At least 26 people were injured, said ZahirÂ Azimi, a spokesman for the ministry of defense.
Two Taliban members carried out suicide attacks on the CharsdÂ BesterÂ military hospital, ZabiullahÂ Mojahed, a spokesman for the militant group, told CNN
"One of them detonated inside the eating place and the second one was shot to death and now the operation is over," he said. "As a result, 51 people (have) been killed, including foreigners."
Afghanistan has announced the freeing of prisoners and the United Nations' intentions to remove some Taliban members from a terror blacklist, efforts that come on the heels of a recent nationwide peace conference, government officials said on Tuesday.
More than 25 prisoners have been freed in a move to get militants to lay down their arms, a government official told CNN Tuesday.