Taliban Claims Responsibility for Suicide Bombing
An Afghan man cries as he search for his relatives near Camp Integrity, a base housing US special forces that was attacked by militants, in Kabul, Aug. 8, 2015.
VOA News Ayaz Gul,August 10, 2015
ISLAMABAD— The Taliban has claimed responsibility for another deadly suicide car bombing in Afghanistan, a day after a series of terrorist blasts killed more than 50 in and near Kabul.
In a statement sent to VOA, the Taliban said it was behind Saturday's explosion in the Khanabad district of the northern Kunduz province. Afghan officials said Sunday that the death toll from the blast had risen to 29.
Most of the dead were members of a pro-government militia.
The Afghan capital is nervous and people are on edge after the worst outbreak of terrorism since the Taliban confirmed it is under new leadership after the death of founder Mullah Mohammad Omar.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for sending in three suicide bombers to attack Camp Integrity Friday, a U.S. special forces base near the main airport in Kabul.
Eight civilian military contractors and a U.S. serviceman were killed late Friday during an attack on Camp Integrity, a U.S. special forces base near the main airport in Kabul. The Pentagon identified the soldier on Sunday as Master Sgt. Peter McKenna.
Earlier Friday, a Taliban suicide bomber dressed in a police uniform blew himself up in a crowd of cadets at an Afghan police academy in Kabul. At least 27 were killed and more than 25 wounded.
But no one has yet claimed responsibility for Friday's truck bombing in a residential area of Kabul which killed at least 15 and wounded 240, mostly civilians.