Blast kills seven mercenaries in Kabul
Seven mercenaries killed in Afghanistan
Blast rocks Kabul foreign quarter
At least seven people have been killed by a powerful explosion in central Kabul, Afghan officials say.
The blast went off near a building housing a private US security firm that works for Afghan President Hamid Karzai, the officials said.
A huge crater was seen outside the building in the Shar-e-Naw area, where aid agencies are also located.
Taleban militants told Reuters news agency it was a suicide car bomb attack by one of their fighters.
The agency quoted Taleban spokesman Abdul Latif Hakimi as saying the bomber died in the attack.
Al-Jazeera satellite television said it had received telephone calls from Taleban spokesmen who said the attack had targeted US forces, not Afghans.
Another signal success for the Bush Administration.
Afghanistan, the war they should have won, but quit too early and didn't.
posted by Steve @ 4:03:00 PM