KABUL, April 19 - At least 28 people were killed and hundreds wounded when a Taliban truck bomb tore through central Kabul today, triggering a fierce firefight, a week after the insurgents launched their annual Spring offensive.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a densely crowded neighbourhood, which sent clouds of acrid smoke billowing into the sky and rattled windows several kms away.
The brazen assault near the Defence Ministry marks the first major Taliban attack in the Afghan capital since the insurgents announced the start of this year�s fighting season.
�One of the suicide attackers blew up an explosives-laden truck in a public parking lot next to a Government building,� Kabul Police chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi told reporters. � PTI