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More Than 100 Killed or Injured in Kabul Attack

More Than 100 Killed or Injured in Kabul Attack

KABUL – A car bomb targeted Puli Mahmood Khan Area in Kabul, not far from a logistic supply compound belonging to the Afghan Defence Ministry.
Several diplomatic and security departments are located in the area.
The blast took place only a mile away from the Presidential Palace.
According to eyewitnesses, the blast was followed by sporadic gunfire and other explosions.
Interior Ministry spokesman Nusrat Rahimi said there were two attackers, and they targeted the Defence Ministry’s facilities.
About 100 wounded people were taken to hospital, said health ministry spokesman Wahidullah Mayar, but there was no immediate word of fatalities.
Some journalists on social media claimed the number of deaths to be around 40.
Fifty-one children in two schools near the blast site were hurt by flying shards of glass, said Nooria Nazhat, a spokeswoman of the education ministry.
“These children were in the classrooms when the blast shattered the glass windows. All injured children were rushed out of their schools,” said Nazhat.
A security guard at Shamshad TV, a Pashto-language media organization, was killed and several employees injured in their office near the blast site, said director Abid Ehsas.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
Taliban spokesperson, Zabihullah Mujahid, said in a statement,
“The target was the defense ministry’s technical installation,”
The incident comes as Taliban-US peace talks have entered the third day in the Qatari capital of Doha.
(Sahar News)

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