Six killed in Taliban suicide attack on Afghan bank

Kandahar: Taliban militants detonated a suicide bomb and stormed a bank in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least six people as the country endures a rise in violence while US-led NATO troops pull out

Farid Ahmad Obaidi, Helmand’s police spokesman, confirmed the incident, which comes as Afghanistan police and army take over security duties nationwide.

On December 31, the NATO combat mission in Afghanistan will end after 13 years of fighting the Taliban.

It will be replaced by a 12,500-strong support mission to advise and assist the Afghan security forces.

Recent deadly attacks have targeted army buses, mine clearance teams and foreign compounds in Kabul.

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