Near well fortified NATO Headquarters in Kabul, a 14-year-old suicide bomber detonated explosives, killing 6 locals, including children, officials said.
The bomber, hardly more than a child, wore a vest filled with explosives and pedaled his bike up to NATO gates before detonating his device. The killing demonstrates the ease insurgents' can strike anywhere in the Afghan capital, according to a Reuters report.
Meanwhile, President Obama and many Western coalition forces have announced the date and year of their extraction of combat troops, giving terrorists breathing room to wait it out.
The blast scattered chunks of flesh and sprayed the blood of children on the street near the base. The children’s battered bodies were put in ambulance where young children usually peddle novelties and chewing gum near foreign bases.
Sobbing women wearing head-to-toe burqas rushed to the site of the explosion where flip-flops of victims lay in the street.
Taliban immediately claimed credit for killing the children but said the bomber was a 28-year-old they sent to blow up the Kabul offices of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
The U.S. embassy in Kabul lamented the deaths and said using "the most impressionable and vulnerable", such as a teenager, to carry out such attacks revealed the true nature of the insurgents.