Soldier dies in Afghan security office attack
The Taliban claimed responsibility Wednesday for a midday suicide attack near an office of Afghanistan's national security agency in central Kabul that killed a soldier and wounded 30 other people.
The insurgents targeted a division of the National Directorate of Security, which is near the Afghan Interior Ministry, Kabul Police Chief Mohammad Ayoub Salangi said.
One suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden car, but five other attackers were killed by Afghan security forces. A second car bomb was neutralized, Salangi said.
One soldier from the security directorate was killed.
An e-mail from Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the group was targeting government officials and foreigners who were leaving a meeting at the building.
Police said injuries from the attack ranged from serious to light, while the Taliban said a number of people were killed.
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