At least 15 killed as three blasts rock Kabul

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At least 15 killed as three blasts rock Kabul

Kabul (Agencies): At least fifteen people were killed as three bombs rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul on Thursday, officials said, as the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff was meeting top US and NATO officials in the city


Eight employees of the ministry of mines and petroleum were killed and 27 wounded in an attack on their bus, ministry officials said in a statement. Five women and a child were among the dead.

Minutes after the blast, a suicide bomber blew himself up a few meters away, killing at least seven people and wounding 20.

“First a magnetic bomb pasted to a minibus exploded, then a suicide bomber blew himself near the bus attack site and the third blast happened when a car was blown up by unknown militants,” said Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman of the interior ministry in Kabul.

“The death toll could rise from all the three blasts,” he said.