Kabul suicide attack: Taliban target NATO troops, one Afghan civilian killed
In what is supposed to be an attack targeted on NATO contractors, a suicide car bomber on Monday denoted itself in the strategic Green Village guesthouse in Afghan capital Kabul, killing at least one.
Kabul: In what is supposed to be an attack targeted on NATO personnel, a suicide car bomber on Monday denoted itself in the strategic Green Village guesthouse in Afghan capital Kabul, killing at least one Afghan civilian.
According to local media reports, the suicide bomber used a car to blow itself away and hit a convoy of international forces on Jalalabad Road in Kabul's 9th district.
At least one civilian is reported killed and three injured, according to police. A spokesman for NATO`s International Security Assistance Force confirmed there were "no ISAF casualties" in the attack, reported the AFP.
The blast took place in the strategic Green Village – a residential compound for NATO contractors.
The area has now been cordoned off and rescue men have rushed to the site.
The responsibility for the attack has been claimed by Taliban in an emailed statement to media.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid in a statement exaggerated the attack's casualties, claiming the death of ten foreign troops, said an AFP report.
"Around 7 am (0230 GMT), a suicide bomber detonated his vehicle on a convoy of foreign troops who were passing by the area. As a result, more than ten foreign troops were killed and wounded," said the statement as quoted by the AFP.