13 killed in Kabul suicide attack

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Kabul, June 20 (IANS) At least 13 persons were killed on Monday when a suicide bomber struck a bus carrying security personnel in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, officials said.

“The bus was running along a busy road in Pul-e-Charkhi area at around 6.30 a.m. A terrorist rammed his explosive-laden car into the bus, causing a heavy explosion,” witness Farhad Mohammadi told Xinhua news agency.

“Most of the victims were foreign security guards onboard the bus. Initial information showed they were Nepalese,” a security official said.

Twenty-five others were inured in the attack, the official said.

The Taliban militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack.



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