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Kabul Blast: At least 80 dead in Kabul blast near Indian Embassy

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    A massive explosion rocked a highly secure diplomatic area of Kabul

    The death toll in a massive blast which tore through Kabul's diplomatic quarter has climbed to at least 80

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    Security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack where the German Embassy is located in Kabul

    320 wounded including women and children

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    An injured man is seen after a suicide attack in Kabul

    A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-packed vehicle in Zanbaq Square around 08:30 am, the ministry said in a statement.

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    Roshan mobile company personal walk away near the site of an explosion in Kabul

    "More than 50 vehicles were either destroyed or damaged."

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    Security forces inspect near the site of an explosion in Kabul

    At least 80 people have been killed and over 350 wounded in a suicide car bombing in Kabul's diplomatic quarter this morning, a few hundred metres from the Indian embassy.

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    An injured man is cairred after a suicide attack in Kabul

    The area where the explosion took place is close to the presidential palace and several foreign embassies.

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    Roshan mobile company employees leave the site of a suicide attack in Kabul

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, condemning the massive attack, tweeted, "India stands with Afghanistan in fighting all types of terrorism. Forces supporting terrorism need to be defeated."

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    People run to the hospital near the site of a suicide attack in Kabul

    There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the attack came as the resurgent Taliban are stepping up their annual "spring offensive".

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