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Dozens of dead and more than 300 wounded after attack in Kabul

Dozens of dead and more than 300 wounded after attack in Kabul

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In a district in the Afghan capital, Kabul, where mainly foreign embassies are located, Wednesday an assault occurred. Here are 64 deaths and certainly 320 people were injured, reported the Afghan minister of the Interior.

Before there was according to authorities the existence of at least eighty dead and more than 350 wounded. It is unclear yet as to whether the current number of victims still increases.

It is not clear what the precise target of the attack. According to the police exploded a car bomb near the German embassy. It is unclear who is behind the attack, the Taliban denies there is anything to do with it.

The bang was audible and palpable in the whole of Kabul, report various witnesses and local authorities. The force of the explosion caused glass panes broke and the doors from their add jumps.

Big black clouds circling above the city in the vicinity of the presidential palace, foreign embassies and government buildings, as evidenced by photos on social media.

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Clouds of smoke hung over Kabul after a major explosion in embassy district

Dutch embassy

The Dutch embassy is located in the same district. The ministry of Foreign Affairs says that there are no Dutch people have been injured. Sources report that two employees of the Japanese embassy were injured.

Among others, the embassies of Japan, India and France, were damaged. The German ministry of Foreign Affairs says that ambassademedewerkers in the attack were injured.

A driver for the BBC, worked in Afghanistan in the attack were killed, reports the broadcaster. Four employees were injured.

Huge explosion in Kabul

In a district where many embassies and foreign organizations have been established, exploded a car bomb.
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Large clouds of smoke hang as a result of the explosion above the city.
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It is not clear what the precise target of the attack was. The bomb exploded near the German embassy.
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Dozens of people are as a result of the explosion treated in hospitals in the area.
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The attack is not yet claimed.
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