16 Killed In Taliban Suicide Attack On Bus In Kabul

By: Qadir Sediqi and Jethro Mullen, CNN
By: Qadir Sediqi and Jethro Mullen, CNN

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- A Taliban suicide bomber attacked a bus carrying Afghan military personnel in Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people and wounding 26 others, authorities said.

The dead included eight officers from the Afghan air force, three Defense Ministry workers and five other civilians, Defense Ministry and public health officials said.

Thirteen military officers were among the wounded, the rest were civilians, the officials said.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement that the group claims responsibility for the attack.

Deadly attacks by militants, often aimed at government and military targets, periodically hit the Afghan capital.


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