A bomber in Afghanistan has attacked a government bus

A bomber in Afghanistan has attacked a government bus
Sun May 10, 2015 22:43:54

A bomber in Afghanistan has attacked a government bus carrying staff of the Afghan Attorney General’s office, killing at least three and wounding 18.

The victims of the Sunday attack, the second targeting of the employees of the judicial office in a week, included civilians and civil servants, said Interior Ministry spokesman, Sediq Sediqqi.

He added that the attack, which was carried out by a "bomber on foot,"  occurred during the afternoon rush hour, when employees were boarding the bus to return home.

Nearly a week ago, an identical attack on the judiciary staff left one dead .

The Taliban militants have claimed responsibility for both bombings.

The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed Taliban from power, but insecurity still remains across the country.

The US-led combat mission in Afghanistan ended on December 31, 2014. However, at least 13,500 foreign forces, mainly from the United States, have remained in the country in what Washington calls a support mission.

 

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