WORLD Roadside bomb kills 3 in Kabul bus attack


Roadside bomb kills 3 in Kabul bus attack


13:56, March 18, 2021

KABUL, March 18 (Xinhua) -- At least three civilians were killed and 11 others wounded when a roadside bomb hit a bus in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, on Thursday, the capital police confirmed.

Afghan security force members inspect the site of an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, June 3, 2019. (File photo: Xinhua)

The explosion occurred in the morning rush hour in Khair Khana locality in Police District 17, in the northern part of the city, Kabul police spokesman Ferdaus Faramarz told Xinhua.

The wounded were transported to hospitals, he said, adding the bus and a nearby four-wheel drive vehicle were damaged by the explosion which occurred along a main road, connecting Kabul to northern part of the country.

The bus was carrying government employees, including workers of the Ministry of Communication and Information and Technology.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.

Seven people, including four female government employees and a child, were killed and 20 others wounded in two bus attacks in Kabul and northern Baghlan province respectively earlier this week.

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