Briton among 3 killed in car bombing

A Taliban suicide bomber has detonated an explosives-packed car near the international airport in Afghanistan’s capital, killing at least three people, including a British citizen.

Eighteen people were also wounded in the Kabul attack, which appears to have targeted vehicles of the EU police training mission.

A spokeswoman for EUPOL, Sari Haukka-Konu, said that one non-mission member who was travelling in a EUPOL vehicle had been killed. “All mission members who were in the vehicle are in a safe place and their injuries are not believed to be fatal,” she said. “A non-EUPOL person inside the vehicle is deceased.”

The British Embassy in Kabul confirmed the non-EUPOL employee was a British security contractor. It said next of kin had been informed but did not give further details.

Interior ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said two Afghan women were killed in the blast. He described them as “passers-by”.

Of the 18 wounded, he said eight were women and three were children.

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