Update: Car bomb explodes in Afghan capital

Police said a car bomb exploded near an airport in Kabul targeting European Union Police Mission

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Police have confirmed a car bomber rammed into a European Union Police Mission (EUPOL) vehicle in Afghanistan near the main airport on Sunday.

Ebadullah Karimi, a police spokesman said that a Toyota Corolla rammed into the vehicle in a location 200 meters away from the main airport on a road leading to the EUPOL base.

Karimi said at least two Afghan civilians were killed and 18 people were wounded.

Shortly after the attack on EUPOL, Taliban’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility.

Mujahid said that two cars were destroyed and seven foreign soldiers were killed in the attack. The fighters generally state higher casualties.

Sari Haukka-Konu, spokeswoman for EUPOL, confirmed that an explosion has struck one of the mission’s vehicles.

Haukka-Konu said that there were no casualties from EUPOL personnel, however, the person travelling in the vehicle was killed.

Rescuers were seen carrying wounded civilians as police are currently on site investigating.

Armando B. Perez a public affairs officer said “It just happened, so we’re still tracking it.”

Taliban fighters have launched a number of attacks following the events of many foreign troops withdrawing from the region last year and being replaced with small training forces.

TRTWorld and agencies