German car hit in Kabul attack

Suicide attack kills two civilians a day after deadly car bombing outside US embassy.

    Police cordoned off the site, which was on the main road leading to the parliament building in Kabul

    Ali Shah Paktiawal, the Kabul police chief, said: "A suicide bomber on a bicycle blew himself up. Three others were wounded, so the total number of casualties in this incident is five."

    A German foreign ministry said: "The sole occupant of the vehicle, an Afghan employee of the embassy, was injured."

    The latest attack to hit the capital came after a car bomb exploded outside the US embassy on Thursday, killing four Afghans and wounding 20 others. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

    Violence has jumped sharply this year in Afghanistan where the Taliban, ousted in a US-led invasion, have regrouped since 2005.

    More than 4,000 people, over a quarter of them civilians, have been killed so far in 2008 and the fighters have extended the scope and size of their attacks.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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