Bombing Near Kabul Kills Eight

A remote-control bomb near Kabul killed at least eight civilians on a bus, when a man detonated it along a road outside Kabul on Tuesday. Another five people were injured and taken to Kabul for treatment. The suspect, who has been identified as a man named Hujratullah, was standing in plain sight when he set off the bomb under a bridge just after dawn. Hujratullah had been arrested in the same area two years before and handed over to Afghanistan’s intelligence service, but was released. A spokesman for the Taliban said they are still gathering information. The Taliban try to portray themselves as protectors and tend to distance themselves from attacks on civilians.