The facilities of a foreign-owned logistics and supply firm in Afghanistan were attacked yesterday, leaving six people dead and four others injured, Reuters reported.
An attacker drove an explosive-laden truck into the premises of the yet to be named firm and detonated it, killing two truck drivers and four Nepalese guards. The blast left a six metres deep, 15 metres wide crater on the property.
Reuters reported that the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack and released an emailed statement from the group’s spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, who described the incident as a key attack on “an important foreign base and logistics warehouse”.
The firm, based in the north of Kabul, was reportedly supplying NATO forces in the country.