At least six people have been killed by a car bomb that struck the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, News 19 reported.
The attack happened just hours after US President Barack Obama left the country after an unexpected visit.
Witnesses say fresh explosions and gunfire were heard from the guesthouse, called ‘Green Village,’ near the main airport in Kabul.
The Islamic Resistance Movement Taliban took credit for the attack saying, “One of our Mujahideen detonated his car in front of a military base,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told the Reuters news agency in a phone call.
“Other Mujahideen are inside the base fighting. There are very heavy casualties for the enemy.”
“It is a message to Obama that he and his forces are never welcomed in Afghanistan and that we will continue our resistance until all the occupiers are either dead or leave our country,” Mujahid later told the AFP news agency.
The US-led invasion of Afghanistan was launched in 2001. The offensives removed the Taliban from power, but insecurity continues to rise across the country, despite the presence there of about 130,000 foreign troops.
Source: Spider News and agencies