A suicide bomber riding a motorcycle struck a British embassy vehicle in Afghanistan's capital on Thursday, killing five people and wounding 33 others, officials said. The suicide bomber reportedly targeted Afghanistan vice president Dostam's residence.
One British citizen was among five people killed, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. The other four killed in the blast were Afghans, the statement said.
The Afghan Taliban, ousted from power by a U.S.-led coalition in 2001, claimed responsibility for the attack, the latest in a wave of bombings to hit Kabul as the majority of foreign combat troops prepare to withdraw from the country by the end of the year.General Ayoub Salangi, the Afghan deputy interior minister, said the bomber was riding a motorcycle and struck on a main road in eastern Kabul near the Green Village international zone, itself the target of a failed attacked last week by militants with a car bomb and gunmen.