Police: Bomb kills civilian in Afghan capital

AP News
Posted: Oct 21, 2013 5:21 AM
Police: Bomb kills civilian in Afghan capital

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan police say a bomb stuck onto a car killed a civilian in downtown Kabul, but that authorities are unclear as to the motives for the attack.

Deputy Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Dunish says Monday's explosion was caused by a magnetic bomb attached to a car as it drove through Kabul.

Dunish says police are unsure if the bomb was planted by insurgents or if it was placed by criminals who had differences with the driver.

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Roadside bombs and improvised explosive devices are the top killers of Afghan civilians and security forces.

Insurgents have been blamed for the overwhelming majority of bomb attacks in Afghanistan.