A suicide bomber blew himself up at a bank close to the heavily protected U.S. embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul yesterday, killing at least five people and wounding eight, the interior ministry said.
The bomber hit the entrance to a Kabul Bank branch in the well-off area of Kabul, ministry spokesman Najib Danish said. He said at least five people had been killed and eight wounded.
A rogue Afghan policeman drugged and then shot dead 10 of his colleagues in the country's volatile south early on Jan. 26, officials said, the second insider attack on police in just over a week.
The Taliban infiltrator then stole their weapons and fled the police outpost in the Chinarto district of Uruzgan province, authorities said, triggering a manhunt.