Kabul: death toll rises in deadliest 24 hours Afghan capital has seen in years

August 8, 2015, 4:26pm

Kabul: death toll rises in deadliest 24 hours Afghan capital has seen in years

More than 40 killed, including civilians, police cadets and one international service member, and hundreds injured in wave of attacks claimed by Taliban

A wave of attacks in Kabul has killed more than 40 people, including a Nato soldier, in the deadliest 24 hours in the Afghan capital in years.

Most of the deceased were civilians or young police cadets, while Nato confirmed one international service member was among the dead.

The deadliest attack occurred on Friday when a Taliban suicide bomber, dressed in police uniform, detonated an explosives vest outside the gates of a police academy in the middle of a crowd of recruits waiting to return after the weekend.