A suicide bomber in Afghanistan is responsible for the deaths of eight military personnel reports the Associated Press. The attacker allegedly attempted to enter an Afghan air force bus, but was stopped before he could board. In addition to the eight killed, 13 were wounded.
The Taliban orchestrated the bombing; spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said that the air force bus in Kabul was the intended target.
The attack was the Taliban's deadliest act of violence on the air force. It also marked the first attack of the insurgent group since the presidential front-runner Abdullah Abdullah's motorcade was bombed in June; Abdullah survived.
Publication date: July 2, 2014