Suicide bomb kills at least four people in Kabul

Sunday 26 January 2014 07.37
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack on an army bus in Kabul
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack on an army bus in Kabul

A suicide bomber has attacked an Afghan army bus in Kabul, killing four people and wounding up to 22.

The Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the attack, the worst since a devastating assault on a popular restaurant on 17 Jan killed 21 foreigners and Afghans. 

Hashmat Stanikzai, the chief spokesman for police in Kabul, said an investigation into the latest attack was under way.    

"The number (of victims) might change," he said.

Mr Stanikzai said the wounded included children who were nearby when the blast occurred.    

The Afghan capital was hit by at least two other attacks in the previous 24 hours, according to security officials.  

Two people were wounded in an explosion in the north of the city late on Saturday, while security sources said a rocket landed near the international airport on Kabul's outskirts without causing casualties.  

The restaurant attack on 17 Jan was the worst on foreigners since the Taliban was overthrown by US-led Afghan forces in late 2001 and sent shockwaves through Kabul.

Three United Nations staff and the International Monetary Fund's top representative in Afghanistan were among those killed in the attack.