Πέμπτη, 27 Νοεμβρίου 2008

Blast rocks Afghan capital

Blast rocks Afghan capital
At least four people have reportedly been killed in a large explosion near the US embassy in the Afghan capital of Kabul, witnesses and police say.Officials suspect it was a suicide attack that struck a convoy of foreign troops close to the embassy entrance on Thursday.Reports say the bomber detonated explosives about 200 metres from the heavily guarded entrance to the US compound. The head of criminal investigations of Kabul police said four civilians had been killed in the blast, but Mohammad Ayoub Salangi, Kabul police chief, said only one civilian had been killed and six more wounded when the bomber blew up his Toyota saloon car on a road near the embassy and the health mnistry. US embassy staff were off work for the Thanksgiving public holiday and were unlikely to be out on the roads at the time, an embassy spokesman said. Security in Afghanistan has become a key concern for foreign troops and officials, as the country faces an increasingly resurgent Taliban.
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A suspected suicide bomber has struck close to the entrance to the US embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, witnesses and police say. At least one person, reportedly a civilian, was killed, although one police official said more had died. Reports said the bomber detonated explosives about 200m from the heavily guarded entrance to the US compound. Security in Afghanistan has become a key concern as the country faces an increasingly strong Taleban insurgency. Kabul's police chief, Mohammad Ayoub Salangi, said one person had been killed and six injured. However, the city's head of criminal investigations told reporters that four had died in the bombing. The Associated Press said the US embassy was hosting a Thanksgiving Day event, and Americans and others foreigners were entering the compound at the time of the explosion.

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