BREAKING NEWS: Suicide bomber ‘on motorbike’ attacks British diplomatic vehicle in Afghan capital killing at least five people
Victims: A pool of blood is seen on the road following this morning’s suicide bomb blast in eastern Kabul. The attack left at least five people dead and wounded more than 30 others, including five children
- Terrorist detonated device as he passed next to vehicle in east of Kabul
- Local hospital head said at least five Afghan civilians were killed in attack
- Added that 34 people had been wounded, including those travelling in car
- Attack shook parts of city, sending huge plume of dust and smoke into air
- Embassy spokesman said car was not carrying British diplomats at time
- Taliban claimed responsibility this morning’s attack in a brief statement
A suicide bomber attacked a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul this morning, killing at least five Afghan civilians and wounding more than 30 others.
An embassy spokesman confirmed the attack and said some people in the vehicle were wounded, without providing further details. He added that the vehicle was not carrying any British diplomats.
Kabir Amiri, the administrative head of Kabul hospitals, said that at least five Afghan civilians were killed and up to 34 wounded. Afghan Public Health Ministry spokesman Kanishka Bektash Turkistani said the wounded included five children.
Destroyed: Eyewitness Mustafa Deveci told MailOnline that several of the dead were travelling to a wedding in this vehicle. A relative of the victims was later told by the roadside that her relatives had been killed