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Minibus attacked in Kabul, 14 dead

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 20 June 2016, 9:53 IST

At least 14 killed in an explosion, allegedly carried by a suicide bomber, that targeted a minibus in Pul-e-Charkhi area in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 21 June. At least 12 ambulances have been rushed.

The bus was carrying Nepalese security guards to their office in the city, an AP report said.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the explosion.

Interior Minister spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said that eight others were wounded in the attack, and that police were working to identify the nationalities of the victims.

"The suicide bomber targeted a minibus of security guards of a foreign company, right now we are working to identify the nationalities of the victims," said Sediqqi.

Police and emergency service vehicles rushed to the scene in the Banae district of the city.

Taliban insurgents have increased their attacks on both government employees and Afghan security forces across the country.

First published: 20 June 2016, 9:53 IST
 
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