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20 May 2024

Five wounded in Kabul bomb attack

By Agencies


A car bomb exploded Thursday next to an Afghan army bus in Kabul, wounding four civilians and a soldier, a police officer said.

The blast shattered the bus windows and badly damaged a passing taxi in Kabul’s Taimani neighborhood, said police officer Jan Agha.

It was not immediately clear whether the bomb was set off remotely or the attack was a suicide bombing.

Militants regularly attack Afghan and foreign troops with roadside and suicide bombs, but most of the victims are civilian.

Last year was Afghanistan’s most deadly since the ouster of the Taliban in a US-led invasion in 2001. More than 6,500 people - mostly insurgents - died as a result of violence, according to an Associated Press count of figures provided by local and international officials. (AP)