Kabul suicide attack leaves 30 police cadets dead, 53 wounded

ISLAMABAD, June 30 (KUNA) – The death toll of the twin suicide blasts targeting a convoy of Afghan police recruits in capital city Kabul rose to 30 and left 53 others injured, said officials on Thursday.
Afghan Interior Ministry in a statement confirmed that at least 30 policemen were killed and 53 others wounded in the blasts targeting a police convoy.
The newly graduated police cadets were heading to Kabul from a training center in central Maidan Wardak province when they came under attack on the Kabul-Kandahar highway in Qala-i-Haider Khan area of Paghman district, said the ministry. “We have directed two commissions to investigate the incident and immediately provide assistance to the killed and wounded policemen,” it added. Kabul police chief, Abdul Rahman Rahimi also confirmed the casualties.
According to local media, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility of the attack saying that police officers were targeted by two suicide attackers belonging to the group. (pick up previous) sbk.ajs