Taliban suicide bomb kills one, wounds 15 in Kabul

Published May 4th, 2015 - 04:22 GMT

One civilian and 15 others were injured when a Taliban suicide bomber attacked a government bus in Kabul on Monday, officials said. 

The explosion followed peace talks among the country's militant leaders and an Afghan delegation in Qatar, according to news agencies.

The bus was transporting the workers from the attorney general's office to downtown Kabul when the suicide attacker detonated his vest. Earlier this month the Taliban announced the start of their annual spring offensive, which the extremists said would focus on military bases and foreign occupiers. 

"These attacks ... demonstrate [an] extreme level of atrocity by terrorists against innocent and defenseless civilians," the Afghan interior ministry said in a statement. 

Security officials built a cordon around the bus after the explosion. 

The 20-member delegation and Taliban representatives have been conducting meetings as part of a two-day "open discussion" in Doha


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