Srinagar: At least 24 people have been killed and 42 wounded after a car bomb struck a bus carrying government employees in western Kabul in Afghanistan on Monday, reports said.
“The car bomb hit a bus carrying employees of the ministry of mines during rush hour,” interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish told AFP.
No militant group immediately claimed the blast, but it follows the recent attacks by the Taliban across the country, with several new districts falling to the militants over the weekend.
The neighbourhood in which Monday’s bomb detonated is home to many Shia Hazaras, who have been targeted many times in the past.
Kabul is regularly rocked by suicide bombs and attacks. A recent UN report showed they accounted for nearly one-fifth of all civilian Afghan casualties in the first half of 2017.