KABUL: A suicide car bomber struck an Afghan intelligence agency office in a major eastern city Sunday, killing two guards, officials said.
The car approached the gate of the compound used by the National Directorate of Security in the city of Jalalabad in the early morning and exploded, killing two guards and wounding three others, said Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, spokesman for the regional government. The building was damaged in the attack, he added.
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the bombing.
Shortly before the Jalalabad attack, an assailant detonated a van packed with explosives at a highway police checkpoint in Logar province, also in the east. That explosion wounded three pohelice officers but no one was killed, said Deputy Police Chief Rais Khan Abdul Rahimzai.