At Least 24 Killed in Kabul Suicide Car Bombing
Afghanistan’s interior ministry says a suicide car bombing in the capital has killed at least 24 people.
Officials say 40 people were wounded in the blast Monday in western Kabul, the scene of several attacks and a neighborhood where several prominent political leaders live.
Najib Danish, an interior ministry spokesman, told the French news agency, “The car bomb hit a bus carrying employees of the the ministry of mines during rush hour.”
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. The insurgent group’s main spokesman Zabihullah Mukahid said in a statement, however, that 38 people had died in the explosion that he said targeted a bus carrying Afghan intelligence agency personnel.