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1 civilians killed, 24 injured in Kabul convoy attack

1 civilians killed, 24 injured in Kabul convoy attack

Jun 30, 2015 - 14:02

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): At least One civilians were killed and another 24 wounded on Tuesday when a suicide bomber targeted a convoy of foreign forces with his explosives-laden car in capital Kabul, an official said.

Brig. Gen. Humayun Aini, the 119 police helpline chief, confirmed to Pajhwok Afghan News that it was a suicide attack that targeted foreign forces on the airport road. Without going into details, he said, the powerful blast had caused casualties.

Public Healthinfo-icon Ministry spokesman Dr. Wahidullah Mayar said the blast left 24 persons wounded, including three children and a woman. They all were evacuated to hospitals, he added.

Mohammad Nader, an eyewitness, said it was a powerful blast that smashed windowpanes of nearby houses.

The Resolute Support Mission in Kabul said there were no coalition forces casualties in the attack that occurred at approximately 1:20pm. All personnel and vehicles had been recovered, the statement said.

The Talibaninfo-icon claimed responsibility for the attack in an email sent by the group's spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid.

Meanwhile, the US Embassy in Kabul condemned the attack on the NATOinfo-icon coalition forces, saying it demonstrated the blatant disregard for human life by those seeking to disrupt Afghanistaninfo-icon’s democratic progress. 

"The United States remains firmly committed to assisting the government of Afghanistan as it provides for the security and well-being of the Afghan people,” the embassy said in a statement.



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