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Explosion rocks high-security diplomatic district in Kabul

Explosion rocks high-security diplomatic district in Kabul

Jan 05, 2016 - 23:45

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): An explosion, the third in two days, was heard in the high-security diplomatic enclave in Kabul on Tuesday evening, officials and witnesses said.

The blast occurred in the 10th street of Wazir Akbar Khan area, where diplomatic missions of the US, the UK, Indonesia, India, Pakistaninfo-icon and Germany are located.

A day earlier, two suicide bombers struck near the Hamid Karzai International Airport, killing at least one person and wound 30 others.

The latest explosion resulted from a magnetic bomb attached to a car, one security official told a local TV channel. The blast caused no casualties.

A resident of the locality, Shamim Barakzai, said the explosion triggered panic in the diplomatic district. He claimed seeing smoke and dust rising from the site.

On December 15, eight people and dozens wounded in a suicide car bombing in Wazir Akbar Khan. The residence of former vice president Ahmad Zia Massoud was damaged in that attack.



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