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Suicide bomb attack on security convoy in Kabul kills five , Taliban claims responsibility

The suicide attack claimed by the Taliban, occurred at around 5 am local time when a car bomber targeted the security convoy in the west of the city, Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanekzai said.

world Updated: Jul 26, 2018 11:31 IST
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A Taliban suicide bomber attacked a convoy of the Afghan national intelligence agency in Kabul early on Thursday, causing an unknown number of casualties, officials said.(AP Photo )

A Taliban suicide bomber attacked Afghan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) in Kabul early on Thursday, killing at least five people and wounding six, police said.

The attack, which was claimed by the Taliban, occurred at around 5 am local time when a car bomber targeted the convoy in the west of the city, Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanekzai said.

Most of the victims were NDS officers, Stanikzai said.

Four members of the NDS and a civilian were killed, while five NDS personnel and a civilian were wounded.

The attacker was “most likely” driving a vehicle carrying explosives, Stanikzai added.

The assault comes two days after five rockets were fired on a residential area of Kabul, wounding at least three people. There was no claim of responsibility.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: Jul 26, 2018 10:14 IST