13 killed in Kabul suicide attack

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Kabul, June 20: At least 13 persons were killed on Monday when a suicide bomber struck a bus carrying security personnel in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, officials said.

"The bus was running along a busy road in Pul-e-Charkhi area at around 6.30 a.m. A terrorist rammed his explosive-laden car into the bus, causing a heavy explosion," witness Farhad Mohammadi told Xinhua news agency.

13 killed in Kabul suicide attack

"Most of the victims were foreign security guards onboard the bus. Initial information showed they were Nepalese," a security official said.

Twenty-five others were inured in the attack, the official said.

The Taliban militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

IANS

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