Taliban claim deadly Kabul suicide attack

At least 24 people have been killed and more than 40 wounded after a suicide car bomb targeted a bus carrying ministry staff in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, officials said.

Intelligence officials told Al Jazeera that the bus was carrying staff of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum when it came under attack on Monday.

The attack happened just before 7am local time (02:30 GMT) and took place close to the house of the deputy government Chief Executive Mohammad Mohaqi, said officials.

Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement sent to Al Jazeera.

The bus was completely destroyed, along with three other cars and several shops in the area, said Kabul’s police chief spokesman, Basir Mujahed, adding children were among the wounded.

SOURCE: ALJAZEERA


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