Powerful blast ‘targeting NATO vehicles’ hits area close to US embassy in Kabul

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Among the wounded are three US troops, according to U.S. Navy Captain Bill Salvin, a spokesman for the Nato-led Resolute Support mission. 12:51

 

A bomber is believed to have been targeting a convoy of military vehicles belonging to the Nato-led Resolute Support mission.

The officials also said a number of nearby civilian vehicles were damaged in the blast, which occured close to Massoud Square in central Kabul.

A witness told Al Jazeera that the attacker was targeting a National Defence Security (NDS) checkpoint. 12:32

-FOUR people have been killed and 22 wounded following a huge explosion near the US embassy and a NATO compound in Kabul, Afghanistan. 11:39

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A reported suicide bomb blast apparently targeting a convoy of NATO vehicles has hit the Afghan capital of Kabul not far from the US Embassy. The first images from the scene appear to show a car on fire and damaged armored Humvees.

The cause of the blast close to the Massoud Circle remains unclear, but security officials are reportedly claiming it was a suicide bombing.

The officials also said a number of nearby civilian vehicles were damaged in the blast.

It is not known if there are any casualties or damage.

 

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