At least one individual was reportedly killed and three more injured as a result of the Monday morning blast, though it is still unclear whether the casualties included members of the contingent of foreign troops in the war-ravaged nation.
SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – A car bomb blast has ripped through a convoy of US-led foreign troops barely outside Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul, causing casualties.
Some local reports indicated that the bombing attack took place in the Qabilby neighborhood of Kabul at the Green Village, which is a residential compound for NATO contractors.
Meanwhile, Afghanistan’s Deputy Interior Minister for Security General Ayub Salangi is cited as confirming that the attack was carried out by a bomber using a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED).
Taliban militants have reportedly claimed responsibility for the bombing that took place on the Jalalabad Road.
This is while bombing attacks against US-led foreign troops are still commonplace across Afghanistan nearly 13 years after they waged a military invasion of the impoverished country.
The recent violence comes days after Kabul and Washington inked the controversial Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) for the presence of the US soldiers in the war-torn country beyond 2014.
The deal grants immunity to US-led troops operating in the country. It also allows the US-led forces to carry out night-time raids on Afghan homes, which has triggered widespread protests in Afghanistan.
The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but insecurity remains in the country despite the presence of foreign troops.