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Employee Bus Targeted In Deadly Kabul Bomb Attack

People gather around the wreckage of a bus that was transporting Education Ministry officials to work as it was hit by a roadside bomb on the outskirts of Kabul on April 11.

One person has been killed in a bomb attack targeting a government employee bus in the Afghan capital.

An Afghan official said the bus was carrying Education Ministry employees to work in Kabul on April 11 when it exploded. Five people were also wounded.

The officials said the blast was caused by a magnetic bomb attached to the bus.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Taliban frequently use roadside and so-called sticky bombs, as well as suicide attacks against Afghan security forces and government employees across the country.

Such bombings regularly take place in Kabul, though the Afghan capital has not seen a major attack in some months.

Based on reporting by AP