Afghan attack hits U.K. embassy car

Nov 27, 2014, 2:42 AM EST

A suicide bomber has struck a British embassy vehicle in the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul, causing casualties among Afghan civilians. The BBC reports:

At least two people were killed and about 30 others injured, officials say. It is not clear whether the embassy vehicle was the target of the attack. Officials say a bomber on a motorcycle had struck a foreign convoy.

The Taliban have stepped up attacks as most foreign combat troops prepare to leave Afghanistan next month.

About 12,000 Nato soldiers are expected to remain to train and advise Afghan security forces from 1 January. A separate US-led force will assist Afghan troops in some operations against the Taliban.

The security pacts with Nato and the US are yet to be ratified by the Afghan upper house.