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Suicide bomb attack kills 8 in Kabul

Suicide bomb attack kills 8 in Kabul
Afghan soldiers assist as a crane lifts a military bus damaged in a suicide bombing Wednesday in Kabul. (Wakil Kohsar / AFP/ Getty Images)

A suicide bomber targeted an Afghan air force bus in Kabul on Wednesday, killing eight people and injuring 18 others, including some civilians, authorities said.

The incident around 6:50 a.m. took place near Kabul University, where a suicide bomber on foot detonated an explosive vest near a bus carrying Defense Ministry personnel, Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai said.

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The Defense Ministry confirmed the attack, saying eight air force personnel were killed and 13 others were injured. Five civilians were wounded in the bombing, officials said.

In a statement, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Baktash is a special correspondent.

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