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 12, 2014 -- Updated 0008 GMT (0808 HKT)
A makeup artist, writer and model who loves monkeys and struggles with demons.
July 11, 2014 -- Updated 1342 GMT (2142 HKT)
Lionel Messi's ability is not in question -- but will the World Cup final allow him to emerge from another footballing legend's shadow?
July 11, 2014 -- Updated 1029 GMT (1829 HKT)
Why are Iraqi politicians dragging their feet while ISIS militants fortify their foothold across the country?
July 11, 2014 -- Updated 1332 GMT (2132 HKT)
An elephant, who was chained for 50 years, cries tears of joy after being freed in India. CNN's Sumnima Udas reports.
July 11, 2014 -- Updated 0732 GMT (1532 HKT)
Beneath a dusty town in northeastern Pakistan, CNN explores a cold labyrinth of hidden tunnels that was once a safe haven for militants.
July 10, 2014 -- Updated 2249 GMT (0649 HKT)
CNN's Ravi Agrawal asks whether Narendra Modi can harness the country's potential to finally deliver growth.
July 10, 2014 -- Updated 0444 GMT (1244 HKT)
CNN's Ben Wedeman visits the Yazji family and finds out what it's like living life in the middle of conflict.
July 9, 2014 -- Updated 1423 GMT (2223 HKT)
Israel has deployed its Iron Dome defense system to halt incoming rockets. Here's how it works.
Even those who aren't in the line of fire feel the effects of the chaos that has engulfed Iraq since extremists attacked.
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.
July 11, 2014 -- Updated 1634 GMT (0034 HKT)
Plane passengers are used to paying additional fees, but one airport in Venezuela is now charging for the ultimate hidden extra -- air.
Today's five most popular stories