Wednesday, May 31, 2017

At Least 80 Killed,300 Wounded in Kabul Attack; Explosive-Filled Water Truck Hits Afghan Capital

A car bomb exploded during morning rush hour today (May 31, 2017) in Kabul's diplomatic district, killing at least 80 people and injuring more than 300 others, according to the UPI website.

Police said the blast -- described as "one of the biggest" to hit Afghanistan's capital -- occurred in Zanbaq Square, close to many government offices and foreign embassies.

"It was a car bomb near the German Embassy, but there are several other important compounds and offices near there too," said Kabul police spokesman Basir Mujahid.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack, which police said came from a water tanker truck packed with explosives.

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