Suicide bomber attacks Afghan soldiers in bus; at least 12 killed

A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a minibus carrying Afghan soldiers south of Kabul on Wednesday, leaving at least 12 people killed and seven others wounded, officials and witnesses said. Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi, a defense ministry spokesman, said that six soldiers and six civilians were killed and that seven other soldiers were wounded in the attack. The bomber was in a Toyota Corolla that struck a minibus full of soldiers in the Chihulsutoon area south of Kabul, said Aziz Ahmad, an Afghan army officer at the site of the blast. The blast was third suicide attack in the city in the last eight days.