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Least 80 dead and more than 350 injured after explosion in Kabul

Least 80 dead and more than 350 injured after explosion in Kabul

In a district in the Afghan capital, Kabul, where mainly foreign embassies are located, has Wednesday morning a large explosion occurred. It certainly eighty deaths and more than 350 people were injured, reports the Afghan ministry of public Health.

It is not clear what the precise target of the explosion. According to the police exploded a car bomb near the German embassy and the French embassy ran damage.

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 still don’t know if there are Dutch victims. Sources report that two employees of the Japanese embassy were injured.

Among others, the embassies of Japan, India and France, were damaged. The German and French authorities may not exclude or embassy officials by the attack is affected.

The attack is not yet claimed. The Taliban committed regularly attacks in the country, but also terrorist organization Islamic State demanded the last months attacks in Afghanistan.

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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