Se­cu­rity ques­tioned as Kabul blast kills 24

The Scotsman - - World News - By KATHY GAN­NON

A Tale­ban sui­cide bomber killed 24 peo­ple in an early morn­ing as­sault in a neigh­bour­hood where promi­nent politi­cians live, caus­ing res­i­dents and an­a­lysts to ques­tion the govern­ment’s abil­ity to pro­tect Afghanistan’s cap­i­tal.

Another 42 peo­ple were in­jured in the Kabul at­tack that took place dur­ing morn­ing rush hour yes­ter­day as govern­ment em­ploy­ees and stu­dents made their way to work and school.

The sui­cide bomber had rammed his ex­plo­sive laden car into a minibus car­ry­ing em­ploy­ees of the mines and pe­tro­leum min­istry, said Kabul po­lice chief spokesman Basir Mu­ja­hed.

In a state­ment to the me­dia the Tale­ban took re­spon­si­bil­ity for the bomb­ing say­ing the tar­get was the em­ploy­ees of the in­tel­li­gence ser­vices.

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