One killed, 3 hurt as car bomb targets security building in Afghanistan
25 February, 2013
Kabul: A car bomb targeted a security building in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least one person, officials said.
The early morning blast struck a building belonging to National Directorate of Security near the city of Jalalabad in Nangarhar province, said local police.
The explosion also wounded two people, they said. Also in eastern Afghanistan, a minibus packed with explosives targeted a police checkpoint in Logar province, said provincial government spokesman Den Mohammad Darwish.
The blast wounded three people, he said. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the group, saying the attack in Nangarhar province killed 14 people and the one in Logar province wounded 20.
The Taliban are known for routinely claiming responsibility for attacks and inflating casualty numbers.