Published On: Tue, Jun 21st,

14 Nepalese Security Guards Killed In Suicide Bombing In Kabul

An attack occurred on minibus in the eastern Afghan capital. Taliban claims responsibility for this assault while another assault happened in northern country which kills 8 people.

The suicide attack on minibus killed 14 people. The minibus carried Nepalese security guards in Kabul. According to initial reports, eight people were wounded. On Monday, Sediq Sediqqui, spokesman of interior ministry stated on twitter that Police are working to ID victims,” said on Twitter on Monday.

Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, claimed responsibility for the assaults on social media. He said it was in contradiction of the forces of aggression in Afghanistan. According to Police reports, the bombing happened right before 6am in the eastern Kabul besides the main road heading towards the city of Jalalabad.

Abdul Rahman Rahimi, Kabul police chief, discussed that the suicide bomber waited beside a compound encompassing the security contractors and blasted as the vehicle commuted through traffic in early morning. Along with the bus passengers, many people in a nearby market were also injured in the attack.

It was the 1st attack in the capital from the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan before 2 weeks. The last assault in the Afghan capital on April 19, resulted in 64 deaths and over 340 injured.

Taliban also claimed that attack, who have been pursuing a rebellion against the Western-supported government of Kabul from the time they were exiled from power by a United States-led attack in late 2001.

Hours later in a separate attack, a bomb implanted in a bike slayed eight civilians and injured another eighteen in a packed market in the northern province of Badakhshan. The news was confirmed by Naveed Frotan, a spokesman of provincial government. There is an expected rise in casualty count, he said.

According to Basir Mujahid, a spokesman of Kabul police, another blast in Kabul on Monday morning injured a member of provincial council and 3 of his bodyguards. It was said that the bomb was attached to the car of politician.