Tal­iban sui­cide bomb rocks Kabul

The Guardian Weekly - - World Roundup -

8 A Tal­iban sui­cide bomber killed 24 peo­ple in a Kabul neigh­bour­hood where prom­i­nent politi­cians re­side, caus­ing res­i­dents and an­a­lysts to ques­tion the gov­ern­ment’s abil­ity to pro­tect Afghanistan’s cap­i­tal.

An­other 42 peo­ple were in­jured in the at­tack that took place dur­ing Mon­day morn­ing rush hour. The bomber had rammed his ex­plo­sive-laden car into a minibus car­ry­ing em­ploy­ees of the mining and pe­tro­leum min­istry, said Kabul po­lice spokesman Basir Mu­ja­hed. In a state­ment the Tal­iban took re­spon­si­bil­ity for the bomb­ing.

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