Taliban suicide bomber strikes near Kabul airport

Taliban suicide bomber strikes near Kabul airport
By Euronews with AFP, Reuters
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At least five killed in latest in a spate of attacks on the Afghan capital.


At least five people have been killed and 16 wounded after a car bomb exploded near the entrance to Kabul airport.

It comes just days after another deadly attack in the Afghan capital killed dozens of civilians and wounded hundreds more.

Claiming responsibility, a Taliban spokesperson said that the target was a convoy of foreigners, though it’s unclear if any were killed or injured.

The escalation of violence in recent weeks follows a change in Taliban leadership, and has destroyed any hope of resuming peace talks with the government.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has accused neighbouring Pakistan of sending ‘a belligerant message” after the series of attacks which has left more than 56 people dead in Kabul in the last four days.

During a press conference he said the attacks in Kabul proved that Pakistan was still harbouring ‘suicide training camps’.

Pres ashrafghani</a>: Government of Pakistan should have the same definition of terrorism in regard to Afghanistan, Just as it has for its own.</p>&mdash; ارګ (ARG_AFG) August 10, 2015

Pres ashrafghani</a>: We can no longer tolerate to see our people bleeding in a war exported and imposed from outside.</p>&mdash; ارګ (ARG_AFG) August 10, 2015

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