Tuesday 6 December 2016

Suicide car bomb attack kills one near Kabul airport

Published 28/12/2015 | 04:51

Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide car bomb attack near the Kabul airport (AP)
Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide car bomb attack near the Kabul airport (AP)

A suicide car bomb attack near the Kabul airport has killed at least one person.

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Sediq Sediqqi, a spokesman for the Afghan interior minister, said four others were hurt in the early morning attack.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Taliban have increased their attacks recently across the country against the Afghan security forces.

Later, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack, and said the target of the suicide bomber was a convoy of foreign forces.

This attack came a week after another suicide attack carried out by the Taliban in which six American troops were killed and two others along with an Afghan were wounded near Bagram Airfield just north of Kabul.

The troops were killed when an attacker rammed an explosives-laden motorcycle into their patrol in a village near the airfield.

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