Kabul blastThe Taliban militants group in Afghanistan has said they are not behind a deadly suicide attack in capital Kabul which left at least 12 people dead.

The group issued a statement hours after the attack saying they did not have plan to carry out an attack in capital Kabul.

The statement further added that the group’s fighters can not carry out an attack without the approval of the leaders of the group.

Taliban also added that the Taliban leaders in Kabul was queried regarding yesterday’s incident and they have expressed unawareness in this regard.

At least 12 people were killed and 66 others including women and children were injured after a suicide bomber targeted a vehicle carrying foreigners in Macroryan of Kabul city late on Saturday afternoon.

At least three foreign nationals were also among those killed with the NATO-led Resolute Support mission saying “One Resolute Support U.S. contractor was killed and two Resolute Support U.S. contractors died of wounds as a result of a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device attack on their convoy in Kabul today.”

This comes as the Taliban-led insurgency has been rampant since the group launched its summer offensive earlier this year and since then staged numerous attacks across the country including capital Kabul.

Scores of people were killed or wounded in a series of deadly attacks by the Taliban group in capital Kabul earlier this month.

A truck packed with explosives in Shah Shaheed area of Kabul city early on Friday morning on 7th August which left at least 15 dead and dozens f others wounded.

Two back to back explosions rocked capital Kabul late on the same day which left at least 27 police recruits dead along with a NATO service member and 8 contracted civilians of the Resolute Support mission.