Bombings, suicide attack rock eastern Afghanistan; Taliban claim responsibility
February 24, 2013 -- Updated 0838 GMT (1638 HKT)
A US soldier and Afghan policemen are seen through the broken window of a suicide bombers' car in Kabul on February 24, 2013.
- NEW: The Tailban claims responsibility for three attacks in eastern Afghanistan
- Official: One person died after a car bomb targeted a national security building
- In a second attack, an explosive-laden minibus targeted a police checkpoint
- In a third attack, a suicide bomber detonated his vest at the gate of a police headquarters
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- A series of explosions in eastern Afghanistan killed at least one person and wounded six on Sunday, officials said.
In the first attack, a car bomb targeted a building belonging to National Directorate of Security, near the city of Jalalabad in Nangarhar province, a government spokesman said.
The early morning blast killed one person and wounded two others, provincial spokesman Ahmad Zia Abdulzai said.
In a second attack, a minibus packed with explosives targeted a police checkpoint in Logar province, said Den Mohammad Darwish, provincial government spokesman said.
Who is calling the shots in Afghanistan?
From Afghanistan to Carnegie Hall
That blast wounded three people, he said.
And in a third attack, a suicide bomber detonated his vest at the gate of a police headquarters in the Baraki Barak district of Logar province, police said.
One police officer was wounded, said Raees Khan, chief of security for Logar police.
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the group was responsible for all three attacks, but gave different casualty tolls for each.
He said the attack in Nangarhar province killed 14 people, the minibus blast in Logar province wounded 20, and the suicide bombing in Logar province killed 13.
The Taliban are known for claiming responsibility for attacks and inflating casualty numbers.
Separately, a would-be suicide bomber was shot and killed in Kabul before he could carry out an attack, police said.
The man was driving a car packed with explosives and tried to enter the area of the Internal Security and High Peace Council offices in Kabul, Deputy Police Chief Daoud Amin said.
He was also wearing a suicide vest, Amin said.
Mujahid, the Taliban spokesman, said the group was not responsible for the planned attack in Kabul.
CNN's Karen Smith and Holly Yan contributed to this report.
Part of complete coverage on
July 22, 2014 -- Updated 1435 GMT (2235 HKT)
Hamas' tactics have changed -- now the group is using commando-like tactics, says CNN's Ben Wedeman.
July 20, 2014 -- Updated 1540 GMT (2340 HKT)
Some contend that larger weapons have come into Ukraine from Russia.
July 22, 2014 -- Updated 2151 GMT (0551 HKT)
A nun, an AIDS researcher, an athlete and a family traveling on summer vacation. These were some of the victims aboard MH17.
July 22, 2014 -- Updated 0021 GMT (0821 HKT)
Prince George isn't your average one year old. He started walking before he was one. Oh, and, he's going to be king -- of 16 countries.
July 21, 2014 -- Updated 1136 GMT (1936 HKT)
Former President Bill Clinton acknowledges he got "very close" to helping achieve peace in the Middle East.
July 18, 2014 -- Updated 0621 GMT (1421 HKT)
In an ambitious plan to upgrade urban India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he will build 100 "smart cities" across the country.
July 20, 2014 -- Updated 1127 GMT (1927 HKT)
Inspirational, creepy or just weird? CNN meets the 51-year-old man who dresses like a schoolgirl.
July 17, 2014 -- Updated 1100 GMT (1900 HKT)
A British nanotech company has created what it says is the world's darkest material.
July 18, 2014 -- Updated 1112 GMT (1912 HKT)
Yoga, meditation and watching a snake eat a frog alive: these are some of the experiences to be had at this Himalayan yoga retreat.
July 22, 2014 -- Updated 1152 GMT (1952 HKT)
The world's largest flying aquatic insect, with huge, nightmarish pincers, has been discovered in China's Sichuan province, experts say.
CNN joins the fight to end modern-day slavery by shining a spotlight on its horrors and highlighting success stories.
Browse through images from CNN teams around the world that you don't always see on news reports.
Today's five most popular stories