JOHANNESBURG, Sept.18 (Xinhua) -- Eight South Africans were killed in the Afghanistan suicide attack on Tuesday morning, South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation said.
"Our mission in Pakistan which is accredited in Afghanistan has confirmed eight nationals were among the dead in the Kubul suicide attack," the department spokesperson Nelson Kgwete said.
The eight victims were working for a private aviation company in that country as the explosion occurred, the spokesperson said.
Department of International Relations and Cooperation expressed its condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in the attack.
"We would give those families the assistance," said the spokesperson.
At around 6:45 a.m. local time, a Afghanistan suicide bomber rammed a explosive-laden vehicle into a minibus with foreigners aboard in the capital of Kabul, killing at least twelve people.
8 foreigners among 12 killed in Kabul car bombing
KABUL, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- At least 12 people, including eight foreigners, were killed Tuesday morning in a suicide car bombing in Afghan capital Kabul, the police said.
"A suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden vehicle into a minibus carrying foreign staffs of a local company at around 6:45 local time (0215 GMT) Tuesday, killing eight foreigners and a local driver named Ahmad Zia on the spot," head of criminal investigation department of Kabul police, Gen. Mohammad Zahir, told Xinhua. Full story
Embassy denies Russians killed in Kabul blast
MOSCOW, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Russia's embassy in Afghanistan on Tuesday denied reports Russian nationals were among victims of a terror attack in Kabul.
At least 12 people were killed Tuesday morning in a suicide car bombing, Afghan police said, with other reports claiming Russians may have been among the victims. Full story