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13 killed in Kabul attack

At least twenty-five others were injured in the attack. Taliban has claimed responsibility

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Publish Date: Jun 20 2016 11:00AM | Updated Date: Jun 20 2016 11:00AM

13 killed in Kabul attack

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At least 13 persons were killed when a suicide bomber struck a bus carrying security personnel in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Monday, 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 was quoted by Xinhua news agency as saying.
 
"Most of the victims were foreign security guards onboard the bus. Initial information showed they were Nepalese," a security official said.
 
He also added that twenty-five others were injured in the attack.
 
Taliban militant group has claimed responsibility.