Bomb apparently targeting soldiers kills civilian in Afghan capital

An Afghan official and witnesses say a bomb apparently targeting a group of soldiers has killed a civilian in a market in the capital Kabul.

Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi, who is spokesman for the Afghan Defense Ministry, said the bomb went off Sunday as military personnel waited for a vehicle to take them to work. He said five soldiers were wounded.

A man who identified himself as Ziaudin said his 10-year-old daughter was killed. A witness, Hashmatullah, said four civilians were wounded in addition to the soldiers. He believed the bomb was placed under vegetables in a shop.

Like many Afghans, they only used one name.