BREAKING: At Least 30 DEAD- 42 Injured In Terrifying TERRORIST ATTACK

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At least 30 people have been killed and 42 wounded after a suicide bomber rammed his car packed with explosives into a bus carrying government employees in western Kabul on Monday, Kabul’s police chief spokesman said. 

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“The car bomb hit a bus carrying employees of the ministry of mines during rush hour,” interior ministry spokesperson Najib Danish said.

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The attack took place in a western Kabul neighborhood where several prominent politicians reside and at rush hour, as residents were heading to work and students were on their way to a nearby private high school, said Basir Mujahed, the spokesman.

“The bomber attacked at one of the busiest times of the day,” the spokesman said. “There were traffic jams with people going to work and to the university and schools. Many of the shops had just opened.”

The bus was completely destroyed, along with three other cars and several shops in the area, he said, adding children were among the wounded.

In a statement the Interior Ministry called the attack “a criminal act against humanity.”

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The police spokesman said the minibus was carrying employees of the mines and petroleum ministry.

The Taliban, in a statement to the media, said they were behind the bombing and that the attack was carried out by an insurgent only identified as Ahmad.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the horrific attack. The statement, sent by Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid, said the target of the bombing was the intelligence services and their employees. He claimed the bus was filled with employees of the intelligence services.

Mujahid, said that Taliban insurgents spent the last two months shadowing the intelligence services employees before carrying out the attack.

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani condemned the bombing.

“Once again, these terrorist are attacking civilians and targeting government staff,” Ghani said in a statement.

 

Eyewitnesses to Monday’s attack said shattered glass from nearby buildings was scattered all over the street.

“The sound was very strong, the ground shook,” said Mohammed Nader, who owns a convenience store in the neighborhood.

NATO’s combat mission in Afghanistan ended three years ago, handing sole responsibility to the country’s security forces, who has also suffered spiraling casualties ever since as they try to beat back the resurgent Taliban and contain the growing threat from the Islamic State group.

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Sources- Hindustan Times & Fox News

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