KABUL, July 24 (Xinhua) -- The NATO-led Resolute Support Mission on Monday condemned a Taliban suicide attack which targeted a Afghan government workers' bus earlier on the day in Kabul.
"This morning's Taliban bomb killing Afghan civilians in a crowded Kabul residential area is another in a string of atrocities caused by the insurgent group," it said in a statement.
Twenty-four civilians, including 19 staff of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, were killed and 42 people wounded in the attack which occurred at morning rush hour.
"We offer our most sincere condolences to the families of innocent victims martyred in these cowardly attacks. We hope those wounded quickly recover," the statement reads.
Currently, around 13,000 foreign troops remain in Afghanistan to train and assist local security forces in their fight against the Taliban.