A Taliban suicide bomber slammed his car into a bus filled with Afghan soldiers in Kabul on Dec. 5, killing 13 people, the second such attack in as many days around a visit by the US Defense Secretary. Six soldiers and seven civilians were killed during the morning rush hour attack in Kabul’s southern outskirts. 17 people, including seven army officers, were wounded, the defense ministry said. In other news, a national commission has allocated USD 2.5 million for possible disaster management operations during the winter months. The WFP has also agreed to pre-position about 22,000 metric tons of wheat in 18 vulnerable provinces before winter. (Reuters, IRIN)

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