Kabul blast: At least 40 cops killed in suicide bombing attack on police convoy

Local media reports say that Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 30, 2016 5:03 pm
Afghanistan, kabul blast, Kabul explosion, afghanistan blast, afghanistan attack, terror attack kabul, military convoy attack kabul, kabul taliban attack, afghanistan taliban attack Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, June 30, 2016. An Afghan official said that a suicide bomber attacked a bus carrying trainee policemen. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

An Afghan police convoy has reportedly been attacked by a suicide bomber outside capital Kabul killing 40 policemen, according to a BBC report. As per initial reports, the bus carrying police personnel from Wadrak to Kabul was attacked on Thursday.

Local media reports say that Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Afghanistan Internal Affairs Ministry spokesperson Sediq Sediqqi tweeted after the attack and said “we are working on details of today’s terrorist attacks on Police convoy in Kabul, we will release updates shortly.”

The attack was quickly confirmed by the Taliban’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, who claimed “many were killed and wounded”.

This attack comes two weeks after another attack which claimed lives of 14 Nepali security guards.