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Friday 27 April 2018

Two dead after car bomber targets British security firm in Afghanistan

Interior Ministry deputy spokesman Nasrat Rahimi confirmed the attack, which was claimed by the Taliban.

Officials inspect the site of a suicide car bomb in Kabul (Massoud Hossaini/AP)
Officials inspect the site of a suicide car bomb in Kabul (Massoud Hossaini/AP)

By Associated Press Reporters

A suicide car bomber targeting a British security company in the Afghan capital Kabul has killed two civilians and wounded three others, officials say.

Interior Ministry deputy spokesman Nasrat Rahimi confirmed the Saturday attack, which was claimed by the Taliban.

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(AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

An Afghan police officer said the attacker killed three civilians and wounded five more in the eastern part of the capital.

Jan Agha said the attacker targeted a “foreign convoy”, but was not successful. He said the attack took place as the convoy passed by the car bomber.

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(Massoud Hossaini/AP)

Additional details were not immediately available.

Zabihullah Mujahid, Taliban spokesman, claimed responsibility for the attack in a text message, saying the target was foreign vehicles and the attack was successful.

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