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1 killed, 8 injured in blast near US embassy in Kabul ahead of Eid

The blast occurred around 10:00 am on a street lined with banks and shops leading to Massoud Square

AFP | PTI  |  Kabul 

Kabul blast. Photo: Twitter
Kabul blast. Photo: Twitter

An occurred on a busy shopping street near the heavily-fortified in central on Tuesday, officials said, killing at least one and injuring eight.

"An has happened near in We have no more details yet," Najib Danish, a spokesman for Afghanistan's interior ministry, told AFP.


An official in the ministry added that the blast happened outside a at a time when many forces personnel were expected to be collecting their salaries ahead of this week's Eid holiday.

"One dead and eight wounded people have been brought to hospitals so far," Waheed Majroh, health ministry spokesman, told AFP.

The blast occurred around 10:00 am (0530 GMT) on a street lined with banks and shops leading to near the United States embassy, close to Kabul's diplomatic area.

It was the latest to rock the war-weary capital and comes a week after United States President Donald Trump committed American soldiers to indefinitely.

In May, a massive truck bomb ripped through Kabul's diplomatic quarter, killing about 150 and wounding around 400 people, mostly civilians.

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First Published: Tue, August 29 2017. 12:26 IST
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