Terror Attack in Kabul Near US Embassy
Pajhwok Afghan News also cited reports saying there were “10 people killed and wounded.”
At least four people were killed in the blast and 22 more injured, Reuters reported citing local health officials.
A reported suicide bomb blast apparently targeting a convoy of NATO vehicles has hit the Afghan capital of Kabul not far from the US Embassy. The first images from the scene appear to show a car on fire and damaged armored Humvees.
At least two people were killed in the blast, broadcaster TOLOnews reported. Several civilians were reportedly injured, including those traveling in vehicles next to the blast site. Pajhwok Afghan News also cited reports saying there were “10 people killed and wounded.”
The blast, which security officials at the scene said was a suicide attack, also destroyed or badly damaged a number of civilian vehicles nearby.
The vehicles attacked belonged to the NATO-led Resolute Support mission, Reuters reported, adding that it was not immediately clear if any foreign troops were among the casualties.
The bomb went off during rush-hour morning traffic in Kabul’s Macroyan area near Abdul Haq Square at about 8am local time. TOLOnews cited an unconfirmed account as saying “an old man sitting next to the road” carried out the attack.
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