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Several Casualties In Attack On Kabul Bus


Afghan police and security personnel inspect the scene of a suicide attack on a bus that was transporting employees of the attorney general's office in Kabul, May 4, 2015

Afghan officials say a suicide attack on a government bus in Kabul has wounded at least 10 people.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the explosion, which occurred on a bus carrying employees from Afghanistan's attorney general's office to work in the capital city's center on May 4.

Interior Ministry deputy spokesman Najeeb Danish said early reports indicate all of those injured were civilians.

The attack comes one day after an Afghan delegation met for talks with Taliban representatives in the Gulf country of Qatar in an effort to end the militant group's campaign against the government.

Many shuttle buses take government personnel to and from their offices each day in Kabul in an effort to provide better security.

The Taliban launched their annual spring offensive in Afghanistan last week, increasing attacks on government and foreign targets.

Based on reporting by AFP, AP, and dpa

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