Bomb Hits French-run School In Kabul, 6 Soldiers Killed On Bus


A suicide bomber carried out an attacked on a French-run high school in Afghanistan’s capital on Thursday, killing at least one person hours after another bomb left six Afghan soldiers dead on the outskirts of Kabul, officials has said. Reuters report:

The Afghan capital has been hit by a series of bombings and armed attacks this year as most foreign combat troops prepare to withdraw at the end of the month.

Deputy Interior Minister General Ayoub Salangi said the suspected school bomber was about 17 years old and detonated his explosive vest inside the venue, killing at least one person and wounding 16 others during an event at the school.

Taliban militants have stepped up a campaign of violence to try to take advantage of uncertainty and weaknesses besetting Afghanistan’s security forces as they prepare to take over the war on the insurgency, now in its 13th year.

Earlier Thursday, a suicide bomber targeted a bus carrying Afghan army personnel, killing six soldiers and wounding 11, the Defence Ministry said, ending a near two-week lull in attacks in the capital.

Dawlat Waziri, deputy spokesman for the Afghan Defence Ministry, said a bomber on foot targeted the bus in the Tarakhil area of eastern Kabul early in the morning when the army personnel were on their way to work.