The slain contractor was a British national, according to the British Embassy in Kabul. The Afghan Interior Ministry said two Afghan women were killed, while eight women and three children were among the injured.
In a statement, Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, said a suicide bomber targeted a “foreign convoy” near
The blast came days after the Taliban claimed responsibility for an attack in which a gunman shot and killed 14 people, including five Afghans and an American, at a hotel and guesthouse in Kabul.
"This is the second attack in a matter of days for which the Taliban have claimed responsibility and I strongly condemn their cowardly actions," British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said in a statement.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani condemned the attack in a Twitter statement, saying his government "will use every legitimate force against those who target innocent lives, including women and children."
Latifi is a special correspondent. Times staff writer Shashank Bengali in Mumbai, India contributed to this report.