Kabul car bomb killed 12, including children

KABUL: A car bombing in Kabul during morning rush hour on Wednesday targeted a private security company’s convoy, with officials later saying that 12 people were killed, including children.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but both the Taliban and the Islamic State group are active in the Afghan capital and have claimed many previous attacks in the city.

The explosion occurred in the Qasaba area, in the Afghan capital’s police district 15. The GARDAWORLD security company was the apparent target, according to Nasrat Rahimi, an Interior Ministry spokesman.

The attack also wounded 20, including four of the company’s foreign staff, he said but declined to reveal their nationalities. (AGENCIES)