Suicide bombings rock Afghan capital, killing 5 soldiers

16:54, December 19, 2010      

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Afghan policemen investigate at the site of a suicide blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 19, 2010. An Afghan army bus was attacked on Sunday in Kabul killing five army personnel and wounding another nine. (Xinhua/Omid) Two suicide bombers targeted Afghan army in capital city Kabul Sunday morning killing five personnel of the national army and wounding nine others, Defense Ministry said in a statement released here.

"Two suicide bombers first opened fire on a bus of national army and then one of them blew himself up martyring five personnel of the national army and wounding nine others," the press release added.

The attack occurred close to military training center in Pul-e- Charkhi area.

The second suicide bomber was shot dead before detonating himself, it added.

Meantime, Zabihullah Mujahid, who claims to speak for Taliban outfit in talks with media via telephone from undisclosed location, claimed of responsibility and said several Afghan soldiers were killed in the attack.Source:Xinhua
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