Taliban claims responsibility for Afghan ministry attack

Kabul – The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack at the Afghan Defence Ministry with an explosive vest.

Spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said a militant named Mohammad targeted a queue of ministry personnel at the entrance.

“It was a pre-planned attack and US defence secretary wasn’t the target, but it contains a message to him,” Mujahid said.

Source: DPA

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel is currently visiting Afghanistan.