A suicide attack on a minibus in Kabul has killed at least fourteen people and hurt several more, authorities said.
The bus, which was said to be carrying Nepalese security guards, was on a road to the eastern city of Jalalabad.
The assailant, who was on foot, waited for the bus as it left a compound, police said.
A Taliban spokesman claimed charge for the attack, the first since the start of the holy month of Ramadan.
“The suicide bomber targeted a minibus of security guards of a foreign company, right now we are working to identify the nationalities of the dead,” Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi told the media.
More than 2 dozen ambulances were present at the scene, rendering to an AFP witness.
The incident follows a suicide attack on a bus near Kabul last month and an attack on a court in Ghazni in June. Both attacks were demanded by the Taliban in revenge for the killing of 6 prisoners.
The Taliban have been waging an insurrection against the government since 2001. Nato ended its combat mission in December 2014, although about 13,000 training and counter-terrorism groups remain in Afghanistan.
Peace struggles have stalled after the Taliban rejected to participate in new talks with the Afghan government until foreign forces had left the nation.
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