Suicide Bomber Kills Four Near NATO Headquarter in Kabul
Suicide bomber kills four near NATO headquarter in Kabul
Sat Sep 8, 2012 4:03am EDT
KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber detonated explosives near the heavily barricaded NATO headquarters in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Saturday, killing four civilians, NATO and local officials said.
The bomber, who was riding an explosives-laden motorcycle, blew himself up near the entrance of Camp Eggers, a NATO spokeswoman said, referring to a sprawling base that is home to 2,500 coalition trainers.
At least four civilians were killed and two more wounded, Kabul Police Chief Ayoub Salangi told Reuters.
By Mirwais Harooni
KABUL | Sat Sep 8, 2012 11:52am EDT
(Reuters) - A 14-year-old suicide bomber detonated explosives near the heavily barricaded NATO headquarters in Kabul on Saturday, killing six civilians including children, NATO and local officials said.
The bomber wore a vest packed with explosives and rode right up to the NATO gates on a bicycle, underscoring the insurgents' ability to strike deep inside the Afghan capital, ahead of the withdrawal of most foreign combat forces by the end of 2014.
Kabul Police, in a statement to media, said the bomber was 14 years old, without giving details.
The Taliban took responsibility for the attack, but denied they had deployed a teenage bomber, saying instead he was a 28-year-old who targeted the Kabul offices of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).