Car bomb kills 9; injures 90 in Afghan capital

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Kabul: A rush hour explosion in Kabul has killed nine people and injured as many as 90 others.
The blast occurred in the Afghani capital around peak hour with many people on their way home from respective schools and businesses at the end of the working day.

The attack was a suicide bombing however not group has come forward to claim responsibility for the attack.
The blast has come as a surprise to many with Kabul rated one of Afghanistan’s safest city’s with ten-metre high walls surrounding embassies in the area.

The  car bomb detonated near the German Embassy, but there are other embassy’s and important buildings within that vicinity.

Deputy spokesman for the Interior in the Wazir Akbar Khan district Najib Danish where the blast occurred said the attack was so heavy that 30 cars close to the bomb site were either damaged or destroyed.

“We don’t know at this moment what was the target of the attack, but most of the casualties are civilians,” said Danish.

The wounded have been taken to different hospitals around Kabul to lessen the strain on hospitals.

Images released on social media show a thick cloud of dark smog dominating the Kabul skyline.

It is the latest in a string of recent attacks on the country which saw the resignations of the defense minister and army chief of staff after the Taliban claimed responsibility for an attack that killed 135 Afghan soldiers.
Earlier this month Islamic State were behind a suicide bomb that killed eight civilians after attacking a NATO convoy.

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