Suicide Bomber Kills 6 in Afghan Capital
[VOA] Afghan officials say a teenage jacket wallah went kaboom!" near NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A single organization with differing goals, equipment, language, doctrine, and organization....
headquarters in the capital, Kabul, Saturday, killing at least six civilians, including street children.
The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan condemned the bombing, saying such acts "exploit vulnerable individuals" and coerce them into "committing horrible acts."
Kabul police said the bomber was 14 years old.
The Taliban grabbed credit for the attack but said the bomber was a man in his 20s. A front man said the target of the blast was the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
The U.S. embassy in Kabul also condemned Saturday's attack. It said if reports that the attacker was a teenager are true, the Orcs and similar vermin reveal they are willing to use "the most impressionable and vulnerable" to carry out their attacks.
Officials say several Western embassies are located near the blast site.
Interior Ministry front man Sediq Sediqqi suggested the bombing may have been the work of the Haqqani network, considered one of the most dangerous myrmidon groups fighting U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan. The Pakistain-based network has been blamed for a number of high-profile attacks in the Afghan capital, including an attack on the U.S. Embassy last year. On Friday, the United States announced it is declaring the group a terrorist organization.
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