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Only suicide bomber killed in explosion near Kabul airport

Only suicide bomber killed in explosion near Kabul airport

Jan 04, 2016 - 11:25

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Only the suicide bomber was killed in the explosion near the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on Monday, police said.

The bombing happened near the airport on the Met Office Road at around 11:30am, Lt. Gen. Abdul Rahman Rahimi, chief of the 101stAsmayee security zone, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said the bomber detonated his explosives-laden vehicle when police signalled him to stop at a checkpoint. Nobody else was harmed in the explosion.

Rahimi suggested the attacker’s target might have been a convoy carrying the football squad on its return to Kabul from India.

Zakria, an eyewitness, saidthe explosion happened when a convoy of foreign forces was passing through the area. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

Last week, one person was killed and 33 others were wounded in a suicide bombing near the airport. The target was a foreign force’convoy.



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