How's the other front going, Mr. Bush? This is only going to get much worse, but you already know this...
A suicide bomber smashed his car into a bus carrying Afghan army personnel in the capital early this morning, killing 13 people. The chief military spokesman Gen. Zaher Azimi, who visited the scene, said the dead included seven army officers in the bus, and six civilians on the street. Among the civilians killed were four children, according to a spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health.
Another 17 people were wounded, eight soldiers and nine civilians, hospital officials said.
The car bombing was the second in two days, and occurred while Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates was visiting Kabul. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the first bombing on Tuesday morning, in which a suicide car bomber crashed into a two-car NATO convoy on the Kabul airport road, wounding 22 Afghan civilians in a nearby bus and on the street.