Russian embassy employees not hurt in explosion in Kabul - spokesman

01 November, 2017, 01:03 | Author: Barbara Daniel
  • Blast hits embassy zone in Kabul 13 feared dead

The blast area was also meters away from the site of another deadly truck bombing in May that killed up to 150 people. According to the Ministry of Defense, which has an office in 14th Street, the explosion happened close to them but that they were not the target.

The so-called Islamic State has said it was behind the attack. "No casualties to our personnel".

A public health official said three dead and 10 wounded had been taken to city hospitals.

AFP reporters heard a loud explosion around 4:00pm (1130 GMT) just as workers would have been leaving their offices to go home, followed by the sirens of emergency services.

Daesh claimed responsibility for the latest attack through its propaganda website Amaq.

Afghan security forces stand guard at the explosion site in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, on October 31, 2017.

The last major assault in Kabul was on October 21 when a suicide attacker hit a busload of Afghan army trainees, killing 15.

A suicide bomber reportedly detonated an explosive device inside Kabul's 'Green Zone' in the vicinity of the Australian embassy.



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