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Afghan suicide bomber kills at least 40 people

By Shawn Price
Afghan suicide bomber kills at least 40 people
A suicide bomber has killed at least 40 people as the blast hit vehicles carrying police cadets on Thursday in Kabul. UPI/Hossein Fatemi | License Photo

KABUL, Afghanistan, June 30 (UPI) -- A suicide bomber has killed at least 40 people in an attack Thursday on an Afghan police convoy outside Kabul, officials say.

A pair of bombs exploded near vehicles carrying cadets returning from a graduation ceremony on the western edge of the city.

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The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack on a police academy in the capital Kabul that is feared to have killed dozens of recruits.

The attack comes just nine days after another suicide bomber in Kabul killed 14 Nepali security guards.

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