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At Least 11 Killed In Suicide Bombing In Kabul


http://gdb.rferl.org/412C33C6-A9D6-4D12-A13F-EB67CB6D46F8_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/412C33C6-A9D6-4D12-A13F-EB67CB6D46F8_mw800_mh600.jpg A suicide bomber struck this bus in Kabul today (Pajhwak Afghan News) KABUL, October 2, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Officials say a suicide bomber killed at least 11 people and wounded seven others in Kabul today. The bomber blew himself up on a bus carrying police to work.


Interior Ministry spokesman Zemarai Bashari said both police and civilians are among the dead and wounded. A correspondent for RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan quotes officials as saying the death toll could be higher.


Police say the suicide bomber was wearing a police uniform, which allowed him to gain access to the bus.


A purported Taliban spokesman, Zabillah Mujahid, claimed responsibility for the attack.


The attack is the second suicide bombing targeting Afghan security forces in the past four days. On September 29, a similar attack against an Afghan Army bus in Kabul killed 30 people, mostly soldiers.

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