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Powerful bomb blast rocks Kabul; 65 including 9 children injured

Bomb blast in Kabul: The explosion early on Monday occurred as the streets in the capital were packed with morning commuters. Officials and police were at the scene of the blast and few details were available, including casualties.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
Kabul Updated on: July 01, 2019 13:04 IST
Smokes rises after a huge explosion in Kabul, smoke seen
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Smokes rises after a huge explosion in Kabul, smoke seen billowing from downtown area near U.S. Embassy.

At least 65 people including 9 children were injured after a powerful explosion rocked the Afghan capital, rattling windows and sending smoke billowing from Kabul's downtown area near the U.S. Embassy

The explosion occurred as the streets in the capital were packed with morning commuters. Officials and police were at the scene of the blast and few details were available, including casualties.

Kabul's chief police spokesman, Firdous Faramaz, could only confirm the explosion, but was unclear on the target or the type of explosive device.

Both the Taliban and the Islamic State operate in Kabul.

The attack comes as the Taliban and the United States hold talks in the Middle Eastern state of Qatar, where the militant group maintains a political office.

(With inputs from AP)

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