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Taliban kills 24 in suicide bombing of bus with govt employees in Afghan capital

Taliban kills 24 in suicide bombing of bus with govt employees in Afghan capitalThe Taliban have killed at least 24 people and wounded dozens more in a suicide bomb attack against a bus carrying government employees in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

This is reported by The Guardian.

The attack happened in the western part of the city during rush hour, and mainly killed employees of the Afghan ministry of mines and petroleum, according to Kabul police.

However, the Taliban, in a statement taking responsibility for the attack, claimed to have targeted a bus carrying personnel working for the government intelligence agency.

The bomb went off close to the home of Mohammad Mohaqeq, a prominent Hazara politician and deputy to the government’s chief executive:


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