Suicide bomber kills 14 foreign security guards in Afghanistan

At least 14 foreign security guards were killed when a suicide bomber targeted a mini-bus in the Afghan capital early Monday, officials said.

Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqi said eight others were wounded.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility. “A martyrdom attack was conducted on a vehicle carrying guards of foreign invaders,” he said on Twitter.

The suicide bomber was on foot, Kabul police spokesman Basir Mujahid said.

It was first such attacks in the capital since the start of the holy month of Ramadan.

A suicide bombing targeting judicial employees killed 10 people and wounded four in Kabul in May.

Another suicide bombing targeted Afghanistan’s famous media outlet, Tolo in January killing 7 employees.

Taliban claimed responsibility for both attacks. 

Last update: Mon, 20/06/2016 - 12:13

More from World

US State Department releases more Clinton emails

The US State Department on Friday released 112 emails from Hillary Clinton's email account that had been recovered...

Cyberattack downs major websites; US investigating

Major internet sites including Twitter, Paypal, Netflix and Spotify were offline in parts of the US and Europe...

Burkina Faso foils coup attempt, minister says

Burkina Faso's government has foiled a coup attempt involving the former presidential guard, a senior government...

Aid workers: No "security guarantees" to move wounded from Aleppo

Aid workers said they lack the necessary "security guarantees" to evacuate the wounded from rebel-held eastern...

Canada: Efforts to resolve impasse over EU trade deal failed

Canadian Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland says it appears "impossible" to conclude a free trade deal with the...