Afghanistan: Kabul suicide attack kills foreign security guards



    Afghanistan: Kabul suicide attack kills foreign security guards

    June 20, Kabul: A suicide attack on a minibus in the Afghan capital Kabul has killed at least 14 foreign security guards and injured several more, police said.

    The bus, which was said to be carrying Nepalese security guards, was on a road to the eastern city of Jalalabad.

    The attacker on Monday was on foot, police said, as they reported multiple casualties among the bus passengers who were "employees of a foreign compound".

    The Taliban took responsibility for the attack, a spokesman for the group confirmed to the media.

    In another incident in less than three hours, attack in eastern Kabul injured MP and five others.

    A security official said a magnetic bomb planted in the vehicle of MP Ataullah Faizani was detonated in the Chel Siton area. The official said Faizani and five others were injured.

    It was the first attack in Kabul since the start of holy fasting month of Ramadan on June 6.

    The last attack in the Afghan capital on April 19 left 64 dead and more than 340 wounded.

    The Oslo Times International News network

     
     

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