Kabul has suffered a growing number of bombings by the
Taliban and other jihadist militants as foreign combat troops
withdraw from a 13-year-long war, leaving behind a smaller
Early on Tuesday, a remote-controlled bomb exploded on the
city's outskirts as a bus carrying Afghan army personnel passed
by, said Zahir Azimi, a spokesman for the Afghan defense
ministry. Seven of the bus passengers were injured.
In an email to journalists, the Taliban insurgency claimed
responsibility for that attack.
A later blast shook houses in the Wazir Akbar Khan area of the
city, which is home to embassies, international media offices
and aid groups, but there were no casualties, police said.
"Someone threw a hand grenade and he was apprehended," said
Sediq Sediqqi, a spokesman for the interior ministry. The
suspect was being interrogated but his motive and target were
still unclear, he added.
A day earlier, a magnetic bomb killed two U.S. troops in the
(Reporting by Mirwais Harooni and Hamid Shalizi; Writing by Kay
Johnson; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)
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