Afghanistan: 34 killed, 68 injured as blast rocks Kabul

Afghanistan: 34 killed, 68 injured as blast rocks Kabul

Kabul:  At least 34 people have been reported killed and 68 injured after a powerful blast rocked Kabul in the morning rush hour on Monday, local broadcaster the Tolo TV reported.

A car bomb targeted Puli Mahmood Khan Area, not far from a logistic supply compound belonging to the Afghan Defence Ministry. Several diplomatic and security departments are located in the area.

The blast took place only a mile away from the presidential palace, followed by sporadic gunfire and other explosions.

Interior Ministry spokesman Nusrat Rahimi said there were two attackers, and they targeted the Defence Ministry’s facilities.

At least three journalists from Shamshad TV were reportedly injured in the blast. Also, officials from the Afghanistan Football Federation said that a number of their staff members and players received injuries, adding that their compound was damaged.

No insurgency group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.

 

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