Taliban claims responsibility for Kabul suicide bombing that killed 24, injured 42

Posted on: July 24th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

@tolonews/Twitter(KABUL, Afghanistan) — At least 24 people were killed and 42 others injured in a suicide bombing on Monday in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, officials said.

The bombing was carried out by a suicide attacker who rammed a Toyota Corolla into a commuter bus carrying government staff during the Monday morning rush hour, according to officials.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it targeted intelligence service officials.

Emergency services rush to the scene of Monday’s suicide bombing in #Kabul city that killed at least 24 people. pic.twitter.com/jR1qKrVE8D

— TOLOnews (@TOLOnews) July 24, 2017

The blast happened in a neighborhood where many prominent political leaders live, including Afghan Deputy CEO Haji Mohammad Mohaqiq.

The neighborhood, located on the city’s west side, has been targeted in several past suicide attacks.

Local news media outlets posted video of the aftermath on Twitter as security officials cordoned off the area.

Eyewitnesses said the attack left behind large plumes of smoke and shattered glass all over the neighborhood’s streets.

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