Taliban suicide bomber kills 5 in Kabul


KABUL -- A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a bank in Kabul Tuesday (August 29), days ahead of the Eid holiday, killing five people and injuring several others in an attack claimed by the Taliban.

"The latest report shows five, including a guard, were killed and eight civilians were wounded in today's terrorist attack," said Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish.

The Taliban took responsibility.

The bomb went off outside the Kabul Bank, which usually pays the salaries of security personnel and other government employees.

The blast happened Tuesday morning at a time when many officials were expected to be collecting their salaries ahead of Eid ul Adha.

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