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4 dead in Kabul suicide attack targeting govt bus: Officials

Published on Jan 26, 2014 1:08 PM
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Afghan policemen inspecting the wreckage of a bus hit by a suicide attack in Kabul on Jan 26, 2014. A Taleban suicide bomber killed at least four people in Kabul on Sunday when he targeted a Ministry of Defence bus, officials said, confirming three people in the vehicle and one female bystander had died. -- PHOTO: REUTERS 

KABUL (AFP) - A Taleban suicide bomber killed at least four people in Kabul on Sunday when he targeted a Ministry of Defence bus, officials said, confirming three people in the vehicle and one female bystander had died.

The attack was the first major blast in the Afghan capital since Taleban militants launched a suicide attack on Jan 17 against a popular restaurant killing 21 people, including 13 foreigners.

"The bomber was on foot when he detonated himself next to a bus carrying Ministry of Defence staff to work," interior ministry spokesman Seddiq Seddiqi told AFP.

"Initial reports from the police say that three people in the bus were killed and one female bystander."

 
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