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Suicide attack kills 4 wounds 90

Suicide Bomb Attack in Kabul Kills 4, Wounds 90

KABUL – A bomb-laden vehicle detonated in a large explosion heard across Kabul late on Monday, and officials said the blast killed at least four people and wounded 90.
The vehicle blew up in the eastern part of the Afghan capital, home to government offices, the country’s elections commission, housing for foreign security contractors and agencies of the large United Nations mission.
The exact target was not clear. Witnesses and officials suggested the vehicle had detonated at a roundabout, an indication the blast occurred before the actual target had been reached.
Najib Danish, a spokesman for Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry, said three of the dead were Afghan security personnel and one was a civilian.
“From the 90 wounded, 23 are children and 12 are women,” he said. “Dozens of residential buildings have been damaged in the area.”
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
In a statement, the group’s spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said one of its suicide bombers had detonated a truck full of explosives targeting a compound where foreigners lived.
(Sahar News)

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