Kabul: A suicide bomber rammed a small sedan heavily laden with explosives into a mini-bus believed to be carrying foreign aviation workers to the airport in the Afghan capital early on Tuesday, killing at least nine people.
Kabul police chief Gen Mohammad Ayub Salangi said the large explosion took place on an avenue northwest of the city centre near Kabul International Airport. The blast, which went off in front a gas station, was so powerful it hurled the mini-bus at least 50 meters.
The criminal director for the Kabul police department, Mohammad Zahir, said at least seven or eight men that were believed to be foreign nationals working for an aviation company at the airport died in the blast. The discrepancy in the death toll was attributed to the damage cause by the blast. He said their Afghan driver was also killed.
An AP reporter at the scene of the blast saw at least six bodies next to the destroyed mini-bus....more
10:08 AM, Sep 18, 2012