Taliban Suicide Attack Kills 14 Nepalese in Kabul

Time: 10:43 a.m. CEST

In a suicide bombing in Kabul, the Afghan capital, on Monday, more than dozen Nepalese in a minibus to work died and eight people were injured the Afghan Ministry of Interior reported. As the New York Times writes, “the Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the attack” in the eastern part of Kabul.

Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, made this claims of the responsibility on Twitter and said the death toll for the bus bombing is 20 killed guards. Nepalese work as security guards at embassies and other foreign installations near Kabul. The Times says the attacker wear a vest of explosives, but officials said the episode is under investigation. Taliban claimed the second attack on Monday, where a detonated device exploded “40 paces from the council member’s home,” and wounded “a member of Kabul’s provincial council and two other people.”

Monday’s attacks were the first in the capital during the holy month of Ramadan, while the United Nations called for a cease-fire during this religious holiday, but Taliban rejected it.


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