POLITICS
03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Suicide Bomber Kills One, Wounds Four In Kabul

A suicide bomber targeted an Afghan army bus in the centre of Kabul on Thursday, causing numerous casualties, officials said.

One civilian was killed and four people were wounded, including an army officer, they said. A purported Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said one of the militant group's suicide bombers was responsible for the blast.

The Taliban is leading an insurgency against government and foreign forces based in Afghanistan. The bomber was in a car, a police official said, adding he blew himself up prematurely, before reaching the target.

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