24 Jul '17, 2pm

Taliban suicide bomber strikes in Kabul

The Taliban claimed credit for a suicide attack in the Afghan capital of Kabul that killed scores of people. The Afghan government said all of those killed were civilians, while the Taliban claimed its assault killed “intelligence officers.” Afghan officials said that the suicide bomber targeted a bus carrying employees from the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum as it traveled in Police District 3 in the early morning Kabul time, according to TOLONews . The Afghan news agency reported that 36 civilians were killed and 40 more were wounded in the blast. The Taliban, in a statement release on Voice of Jihad, claimed its suicide bomber, who was identified as “Ahmad,” slammed his corolla car filled with explosives into buses carrying intelligence employees and killed 37 officials. “Mujahideen combatants spent the past two months pursuing the intelligence services employees befor...

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