Saturday, 1 June 2019 03:25 WIB |
Officials in Afghanistan say a suicide bomb attack Friday targeted a foreign military convoy in Kabul, killing at least four Afghan civilians and wounding four American soldiers.
The U.S. military confirmed the attack in the Afghan capital and said the service members received œminor injuries. It did not give further details.
The Taliban took responsibility for the bombing on a busy road linking Kabul to the eastern city of Jalalabad, saying a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-packed car near the foreign military convoy.
Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said several passerby were also among those injured.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid citing initial information claimed the powerful explosion destroyed two military vehicles and killed ten œinvaders, a term insurgents use for U.S.-led NATO forces in the country. The insurgent group™s claims are often inflated.
This was the second bomb attack in as many days in the Afghan capital.
Source : VOA