Friday, January 1, 2016

Suicide bomber hits restaurant in Afghan capital Kabul, killing 12-year-old boy and wounding dozens

Afghan policemen carry a wounded man at the site of an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan January 1, 2016.
Reuters/Omar Sobhani
KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide attack on a French restaurant in the Afghan capital Kabul on Friday killed a 12-year-old boy and wounded more than a dozen other people, officials said.

The latest in a series of suicide bombings in Kabul targeted "Le Jardin", one of a small number of restaurants in the city still frequented by foreigners.

The medical aid group Emergency said 15 people had been referred for treatment to the hospital that it runs nearby, and that a 12-year-old boy had been dead on arrival.