6 soldiers killed Taliban suicide blast in Afghanistan capital

KABUL: A suicide bomber killed at least six Afghan soldiers in the suburbs of Kabul Thursday morning, police said, the latest in a spate of Taliban attacks in the capital.
The bomber who was on foot targeted a bus carrying Afghan troops in Tangi Tarakhil on the outskirts of the capital, Kabul Crime Branch Unit chief General Farid Afzail told.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack in a message sent to the media.
“Around 7:15 am, a suicide bomber on foot targeted a bus of Afghan Army soldiers in Tangi Tarakhil area of Kabul city,” Afzail said.
“As a result of the attack, six Afghan army staff were martyred and 10 others were wounded.”
Kabul has been hit by a spate of deadly attacks in recent weeks, heightening concerns that Afghanistan could tip into a spiral of violence as the US-led military presence declines.