Author Topic: Kabul: at least 80 killed by massive car bomb in diplomatic quarter  (Read 377 times)

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One heck of a bomb!


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Scores of civilians have been killed after a massive explosion in a highly secure diplomatic area of Kabul left at least 80 people dead and wounded more than 360, the Afghan public health ministry has said.

The attack is the deadliest in the Afghan capital since an Isis suicide bomber killed nearly 100 people at a protest last summer, and one of the largest to hit Kabul since the 2001 intervention.

The huge blast occurred close to the German embassy in the Wazir Akbar Khan area of the capital on Wednesday morning, sending clouds of black smoke spiralling into the sky near the presidential palace and foreign embassies. Meanwhile, the vast majority of casualties are expected to be civilians.

It took place at the peak of Kabul’s rush-hour when the streets were packed with commuters and just days into the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/31/huge-explosion-kabul-presidential-palace-afghanistan
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It was supposedly near the German embassy there, though no embassy casualties were reported in the news account I saw earlier.

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During the Muslim holy month of Ramadan? They deserve their so called religion.
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A response to Trumps anti Radical Islamic terrorist tour, and of course to celebrate Ramadan.
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