Suicide bomber kills 14 foreign security guards in Afghanistan

At least 14 foreign security guards were killed when a suicide bomber targeted a mini-bus in the Afghan capital early Monday, officials said.

Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqi said eight others were wounded.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility. “A martyrdom attack was conducted on a vehicle carrying guards of foreign invaders,” he said on Twitter.

The suicide bomber was on foot, Kabul police spokesman Basir Mujahid said.

It was first such attacks in the capital since the start of the holy month of Ramadan.

A suicide bombing targeting judicial employees killed 10 people and wounded four in Kabul in May.

Another suicide bombing targeted Afghanistan’s famous media outlet, Tolo in January killing 7 employees.

Taliban claimed responsibility for both attacks. 

Last update: Mon, 20/06/2016 - 12:13
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