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Eleven Killed In Suicide Bombing Near Kabul


A suicide attack on a vehicle carrying court employees has killed at least 11 people and wounded four others west of the Afghan capital, Kabul.

Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said the attacker detonated his explosives vest as he walked by the vehicle in Paghman district during the morning rush hour on May 25.

The casualties include both court workers and civilians.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which came as the movement announced a new leader to replace Mullah Akhtar Mansur, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AP