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Blast near US embassy in Afghan capital, witnesses and official say

Thursday, 12 December 2013 - 12:48pm IST | Agency: Reuters

An explosion struck within metres of the entrance to the US embassy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, early on Thursday, police and witnesses said.

A police official said the blast was near a major traffic circle just outside the main entrance to the embassy and the headquarters of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Kabul. Reuters witnesses heard alarms blaring across the sprawling compound soon after the blast.

The attack came a day after a suicide bomber attacked a German convoy entering an ISAF at the city's international airport.

(Reporting by Dylan Welch)


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