5 killed in Kabul suicide bombing

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KABUL, May 31, 2019 (Xinhua) -- A member of Afghan security force inspects the site of an attack in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, May 31, 2019. At least four people were killed and three others injured, all of whom are civilians, as a car bomb rocked Afghan capital city Kabul on Friday, Interior Ministry spokesman Nasratullah Rahimi said. (Xinhua/Rahmat Alizadah/IANS)

Kabul: At least five people were killed and seven injured on Friday when a car bomb targeting a convoy of foreign troops exploded in Kabul, Afghan officials said.

Kabul Police spokesperson Firdaws Faramarz said a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vehicle at 8.40 a.m. when the convoy was passing through the city’s Yakatoot area, reports Efe news.

The victims comprised four civilians and the bomber, while the injured included four service members.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the bombing, the second attack in the city in two days.

Its spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid in a statement claimed that the attack was against the invading forces.

On Thursday, six people were killed and six injured in a suicide attack on the Marshal Fahim National Defence University in Kabul.

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