AVA- At least 24 people have been killed and more than 40 wounded after a suicide car bomb targeted a bus carrying ministry staff in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, officials have said.
Intelligence officials told Al Jazeera that the bus was carrying staff of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum when it came under attack on Monday.
The attack happened just before 7am local time (02:30 GMT) and took place close to the house of the deputy government Chief Executive Mohammad Mohaqi, said officials.
Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement sent to Al Jazeera.
Najib Danish, an acting Interior Ministry spokesman added that the casualty toll could rise.