Armed Conflicts
Car bomb kills police officer in Kabul

A suicide car bombing Thursday morning killed one police officer and injured three others in east Kabul in the latest deadly attack in the Afghan capital. Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for the attack in the Tangi Tarakhil area, just outside the city center. In online statements, the Taliban said its target was a Norwegian government vehicle and said multiple foreigners were killed, but Afghan security officials disputed that account. The insurgent group routinely exaggerates casualties from its attacks. Sediq Sediqqi, spokesman for the interior ministry, and Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai said the bombing missed its target, which they did not specify. A police...