Taliban strike on security organ kills 3, wounds 32 in Kabul

08:27, January 13, 2011      

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Army soldiers guard at the site of a suicide blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Jan. 12, 2011. A powerful suicide bomb rocked Kabul in the morning, leaving three killed, at least 10 people injured. (Xinhua/Omid)

By Abdul Haleem,Yan Liang

Taliban militants in a brazen suicide attack rocked the capital Kabul leaving three persons including the bomber and an intelligence service staff dead and injuring 32 others in the morning rush hours Wednesday, Interior Ministry confirmed.

"A suicide bomber riding an explosive-laden motorbike blew it up next to a bus leaving two dead including an employee of National Directorate for Security (NDS) and injured 32 others including six employees of NDS," Interior Ministry said in a statement.

This time, the militants targeted intelligence service, which is the nerves of the government in the fortified capital city.

Head of Criminal Investigation Department of Kabul Police General Mohammad Zahir told media at the site of the blast that the suicide bomber targeted a bus of National Directorate for Security (NDS).

The attacker, according to an eye witness Nawid, was driving an explosive-laden motorbike and rammed it into a bus at around 08:00 a.m. local time (GMT 0330) morning rush hour in Se-rahi Alawdin locality west of Kabul.

This is the second bloody attack in Afghan capital Kabul against security institutions over the past one month for which Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility and also the second offensive against intelligence agency in the country in a single day Wednesday.
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