British citizen among 5 killed in attack on UK embassy vehicle in Kabul

November 27, 2014 | By | Reply More

Nov 27, – One British citizen was among five people killed in Thursday’s suicide attack on a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital, the interior ministry said in a statement.

hromedia British citizen among 5 killed in attack on UK embassy vehicle in Kabul intl. news3The other four killed in the blast were Afghans, the statement said. The explosion wounded 33 people.

A suicide bomber riding a motorcycle struck the British embassy vehicle in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul.

The Afghan Taliban, ousted from power by a US-led coalition in 2001, claimed responsibility for the attack, the latest in a wave of bombings to hit Kabul as the majority of foreign combat troops prepare to withdraw from the country by the end of the year.

General Ayoub Salangi, the Afghan deputy interior minister, said the bomber was riding a motorcycle and struck on a main road in eastern Kabul near the Green Village international zone, itself the target of a failed attacked last week by militants with a car bomb and gunmen.

Thursday’s blast shredded the four-wheel-drive embassy vehicle, leaving a charred shell lying on its side.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a text message that a suicide bomber “targeted foreign invading forces” and many were killed and wounded.

Press journalist for hromedia – Dawar Shah reports.

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