10 civilians killed in suicide attack near diplomatic enclave in Afghanistan's Kabul

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Published 05.09.2019 12:32
Resolute Support (RS) forces remove a damaged vehicle after a car bomb explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 (AP Photo)
Resolute Support (RS) forces remove a damaged vehicle after a car bomb explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 (AP Photo)

At least 10 civilians have been killed in a Taliban car bombing at a security post near NATO's Resolute Support mission headquarters in Kabul, an Interior Ministry spokesman said.

Interior Ministry spokesman Nusrat Rahimi told Anadolu Agency the bombing took place in the Shash Darak area at around 10.30 a.m. local time (0600GMT) not far from the U.S. Embassy.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack saying a convoy of foreign troops was the target.

At least 42 others have been injured in the bombing by an explosive-laden mini-van, spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said.

The checkpoint is near the Resolute Support mission headquarters as well as an Afghan spy agency facility. Diplomatic offices, including the US embassy, are also in the area.

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