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Auto bomb in Afghan capital kills young girl, wounds 19

03 March 2018, 03:27 | Bernice Figueroa

US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert

US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert

A suicide auto bomb targeting vehicles from the Australian embassy rocked eastern Kabul early Friday, killing a young girl and injuring 22 in an area where many expatriates reside, the Afghan interior ministry and Australian foreign affairs ministry confirmed.

Residents walk though the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, March 2, 2018.

"Unfortunately around 9:00am (0430 GMT), a auto bombing took place in (the) Qabil Bay area of Kabul", ministry spokesperson Najib Danish told AFP news agency, giving the toll and adding that police are investigating.

Interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said the cause of the explosion was a vehicle bomb in the city's Qabl Bai area. A large explosion in the eastern part of the Afghan capital on Friday morning killed at least one person and wounding others an Afghan official said.

According to reports, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group loyalists had claimed responsibility behind the attack.

Earlier, Danish had said the explosion took place "in" the vehicle, which he initially said belonged to an global contractor.


Local media showed extensive damage to the facades of nearby houses, and witnesses reported a strong explosion.

The interior ministry, which gave a higher figure of 22 wounded, said the one fatality had been a 12-year-old boy.

The bombing occurred days after Afghan president Ashraf Ghani revealed that he plans to hold peace talks with the Taliban, which might eventually lead to recognising them as a political party.

The recent attacks have underscored the weaknesses of Afghan security forces.

More than 16,000 foreign troops are deployed in Afghanistan under the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation mandate, mostly Americans who supervise Afghan forces and conduct counter-terrorism operations.

Since mid-January, militants have killed 130 people in Kabul after storming a luxury hotel, bombing a busy street, raiding a military compound, and now launching a suicide attack this morning.



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