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10 killed in suicide attack near Afghan capital

A suicide attack on a bus carrying staff from an appeal court killed 10 people and wounded four.

Afghan security personnel inspect the site of car bomb attack at the gate of a government office in the Puli Mahmood Khan neighbourhood of Kabul on 19 April, 2016. Picture: AFP.

KABUL - A suicide attack on a bus carrying staff from an appeal court killed 10 people and wounded four on Wednesday west of the Afghan capital, Kabul, an interior ministry spokesman said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which came as the Taliban confirmed their former leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour had been killed in a US drone strike and would be succeeded by his deputy, Haibatullah Akhunzada.

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