Security questioned as Kabul blast kills 24
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.