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Suicide Blast Kills Four Afghans, Injures Four US Troops in Kabul

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7Dnews London

Fri, 31 May 2019 11:44 GMT

A car bomber has attacked a US military convoy in Kabul on Friday May 31st, killing at least four Afghans, and lightly wounding four US troops, in a second suicide blast in one week, AFP has reported citing officials.

Interior ministry spokesman, Nasrat Rahimi, said the blast, claimed by the Taliban, occurred around 8:40 am (0410 GMT), when an explosives-laden vehicle drove into the convoy that was travelling in eastern Kabul. 

"Unfortunately in the attack, four of our countrymen were martyred and three others wounded, they were passers-by," Rahimi said. 

A spokesman for Resolute Support, the US-led NATO mission in Afghanistan, said four US service members had suffered minor injuries. 

Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, announced its responsibility for the attack which he claimed to have killed "10 officers and soldiers of invading forces." 

The blast came one day after an Isis suicide bomber blew himself up outside an Afghan military academy, killing at least six people. 

It also followed a meeting between the Taliban and Afghan opposition figures in Moscow this week that reached no effective outcome. 

At the beginning of the Muslims’ holy month of Ramadan, Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, proposed a nationwide ceasefire but the Taliban rejected the proposal. 


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