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Afghanistan: Car Bomb Kills 8 Wounds More Than 15 In Kabul

Kabul bomb attack kills women, children; lawmaker wounded

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A car bomb killed eight people and wounded more than 15 others in Kabul on Sunday. A security source said the car bomb detonated in the west of the capital. A health ministry official also confirmed the blast.

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The death toll from Sunday’s attack could rise said interior ministry spokesman, Tariq Arian. He further added that the dead included women, children and the elderly.

“The terrorists have carried out a terrorist attack in Kabul city. Unfortunately, eight of our countrymen were killed and more than 15 others were wounded,” interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said.

As reported by sources to Aljazeera, The attack happened when a convoy of lawmaker Khan Mohammad Wardak was passing through an intersection in Kabul’s Khoshal Khan neighbourhood. The blast set afire surrounding civilian vehicles, as well as damaging nearby buildings and shops.

Television footage showed at least two cars on fire, with billowing plumes of thick black smoke. No group has claimed responsibility for the incident so far.

Afghanistan has seen a rise in violence as government and Taliban hold talks aimed at ending the war.

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