Najib Danish, deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Interior (MoI), confirmed that a suicide bomber detonated his explosives near the Ministry of Finance in Police District#2.
He said there were no casualties as a result of the attack and only the suicide bomber was killed.
A security official in Police District#2 earlier confirmed that two suicide bombers were looking to attack a government compound in the city but were killed after their explosives went off prematurely.
The official further added only the two suicide bombers were killed in the incident and there are no reports of casualties to the civilians or security personnel.
The area where the incident has taken place is housing several ministry compounds and is located close the presidential palace.