South Africa says citizens killed in Kabul blast

By AP Updated at 2012-09-18 09:00:47 +0000


JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The International Affairs Ministry says several South African citizens are among victims of a suicide bomb blast in Afghanistan.

Spokesman Nelson Kgwete said "the exact number is yet to be verified." He was speaking on Talk Radio 702 which said the victims were believed to be employed by a South African aviation company based at Rand Airport in Johannesburg.

He said the South African Embassy in Afghanistan is following up the matter and would help establish next-of-kin of those killed.

A suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a mini-bus carrying foreign aviation workers to the airport in Kabul early Tuesday, killing at least nine people in an attack that a militant group said was revenge for an anti-Islam film that ridicules the Prophet Muhammad.