At least four soldiers are killed in a blast in the Afghan capital, Kabul. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
A remote-controlled bomb hit a bus carrying Afghan army personnel in the capital, Kabul, on Tuesday (October 21) killing four soldiers on their way to work, an official said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack on the "the slave soldiers' bus" in a text message sent by Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid. The attack was the latest in a fierce onslaught targeting Afghan security forces ahead of the withdrawal of foreign combat forces at the end of this year. The bomb, buried in the road, was detonated as the bus passed by in Aqa Ali Shams district in south-western Kabul, said Ministry of Defence spokesman, General Zahir Azimi. Twelve people were wounded in the blast, six soldiers and six civilian bystanders, he said.