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TOLOnews.com, August 22, 2015

12 Killed, Over 60 Injured in Kabul Suicide Car Bombing

As information is always contradicted in such cases, the Afghan deputy interior ministry spokesman, Najibullah Danish, said as many as 105 people were injured in the attack

A suicide car bomber detonated his explosives on Saturday afternoon, killing at least 12 people and injuring over 60 others, officials have confirmed.

According to Kabir Amiri, head of Kabul Hospitals, 12 people including a foreigner were killed in the attack.

In addition, 67 people were injured – of which seven were women and five were children.

An Afghan man talks on his phone after a bomb blast in Kabul, Afghanistan August 22, 2015
An Afghan man talks on his phone after a bomb blast in Kabul, Afghanistan August 22, 2015. (Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)

However, NATO has confirmed that three foreign contract workers were killed in the bombing. No details regarding their nationalities have as yet been released.

As information is always contradicted in such cases, the Afghan deputy interior ministry spokesman, Najibullah Danish, said as many as 105 people were injured in the attack.

The powerful explosion rocked Kabul city and caused extensive damage to nearby buildings and cars in the eastern parts of the city in the Macroyan 4 area.

It is believed the target was a foreign forces convoy. Security forces immediately cordoned off the area and according to eyewitnesses foreign forces were also at the scene.

Officials say most of the victims are civilians. The incident reportedly occurred during afternoon rush hour as city workers and government officials made their way home.

The Taliban in a statement to media rejected involvement in the deadly attack.

Meanwhile, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) strongly condemned the deadly attack, and once again called for "immediate halt to all such disproportionate attacks in civilian-populated areas in Afghanistan."



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