17 Dec '12, 3pm

Taliban suicide bomber attacks US contracting company in Kabul

The Taliban have claimed credit for today's suicide attack in Kabul that targeted a US contracting company. The suicide attack is the second in the Afghan capital this month. Today's suicide attack took place in the Pul-i-Charkhi area on the Kabul-Jalalabad Road in eastern Kabul. The suicide bomber attacked a compound run by Contrack International, a contracting firm that manages the construction of fuel tank farms at Bagram Airbase as well as an ammunition supply depot on Kandahar Airfield . According to reports, one person was killed in the massive blast, and more than 15 people were wounded. The International Security Assistance Force said that one Afghan civilian was killed . Several contractors are said to have been wounded in the attack. The massive blast destroyed and damaged many buildings on the compound. The Taliban claimed credit for the attack in a statement th...

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