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03 March 2018, 03:27 | Bernice Figueroa
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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.
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