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the bomber was on foot when he struck the minibus, said Gen. Ab­dul Rah­man Rahimi, the city’s po­lice chief. He did not iden­tify the for­eign se­cu­rity com­pany the guards work for.

An In­te­rior Min­istry state­ment con­firmed that all 14 killed were Nepalese cit­i­zens, de­scrib­ing the at­tack as the work of a “ter­ror­ist sui­cide bomber.” It said the ex­plo­sion also wounded nine peo­ple, five Nepalese em­ploy­ees and four Afghan civil­ians.

Am­rit Rokaya Ch­hetri, a Nepalese guard wounded in the at­tack, told The As­so­ci­ated Press they were on their way to the Cana­dian Em­bassy when the blast took place.

“Many peo­ple died,” Ch­hetri said from his hospi­tal bed, his head cov­ered with ban­dage. “I say to my fam­ily, I am ok and I will come home.”

Tal­iban spokesman Zabi­hul­lah Mu­jahid claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for the at­tack in a state­ment to me­dia.

In Nepal, Bharat Raj Paudyal, spokesman for Nepal’s Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs, said the gov­ern­ment is aware of Mon­day’s in­ci­dent in Kabul and is try­ing to ver­ify the names of the vic­tims and de­tails about the bomb­ing.

Nepal does not have an em­bassy in Afghanistan but the em­bassy in Is­lam­abad, Pak­istan, is work­ing to get the de­tails, he said.

In the north­east­ern Badakhshan prov­ince, the parked mo­tor­bike-bomb that killed at least eight Afghan civil­ians also wounded 14 oth­ers, ac­cord­ing to Naved Froutan, spokesman for the pro­vin­cial gover­nor. The ex­plo­sion took place in the main bazaar in Kashim dis­trict, he said, adding that “an in­ves­ti­ga­tion is un­der­way to de­ter­mine the tar­get of the at­tack, but all vic­tims of the at­tack are civil­ians.”—AP

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