Three killed, 11 wounded in bombing of Afghan government bus in Kabul

Three killed, 11 wounded in bombing of Afghan government bus in Kabul

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Three people were killed and 11 wounded when a roadside bomb hit a bus carrying Afghan government employees in Kabul on Thursday, officials said.

The bomb attack occurred on the day when the Afghan government, the Taliban and major countries including the United States and Russia gathered in Moscow to promote the reduction of violence and to advance the peace process in Afghanistan.

A spokesman for the Kabul police confirmed the casualty figures but gave no further details. Another official said the vehicle was carrying Afghan government employees.

The blast hit a bus which was rented by the Afghan ministry of information and technology to transport employees, said Abdul Samad Hamid Poya, a ministry adviser.

He added that it was unclear at the moment who the victims are.

No one claimed to be directly responsible for the bombing, but the Afghan government condemned the Taliban’s assassination of government employees, civil society figures and journalists.

The insurgent Taliban denied participating in the election campaign.

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