Suicide bombing near Kabul Airport leaves at least three dead
Police say attacker targeted European Union Police Mission convoy
At least three people, including a foreign national, were killed and 18 others were wounded after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives near Kabul’s Hamid Karzai Airport on Sunday, Afghani police said.
According to Haqnawaz Haqyar, the airport’s police chief, the attacker targeted a European Union Police Mission (EUPOL) convoy.
"The bomber targeted the foreigners’ convoy at 9 am, killing three people,” Haqyar said. "One of the dead is a foreigner, but the nationality has yet to be identified.”
Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said the suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into the EUPOL convoy.
"EUPOL Afghanistan can confirm that one EUPOL vehicle was involved in today’s attack close to the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul,” EUPOL said on its website. "Three mission members who were in the vehicle are in a safe location now and their injuries are not believed to be fatal. However, EUPOL can confirm that one person inside the vehicle has been killed.”
Taliban self-claimed spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack.
Earlier this week, Taliban attacked a Kabul guesthouse frequented by foreigners, leaving 14 people dead, including nine foreign citizens.
Last Modified: 2015-05-17 16:20:58
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