Interior Min confirmed that it was a car bomb and targeted the “Green Village, home to foreigners. #KabulBlast
Residents say the first explosion was so powerful that cut power to many homes in the area. #KabulBlast #Afghanistan
A loud explosion followed by gunfire was heard in Pule Charkhi road, #kabul. Unconfirmed reports say Green Village is the target.
KABUL (Reuters) – A truck bomb ripped through the outer perimeter of a foreign security compound in Afghanistan’s capital early on Tuesday, killing two Afghan security guards and wounding a foreigner, police and security sources said.
The jihadist Afghan Taliban, ousted from power by a U.S.-led coalition in 2001, claimed responsibility for the attack on the compound on the eastern outskirts of Kabul.
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KABUL (Reuters) – An outspoken female Afghan lawmaker survived a suicide bombing attack on her vehicle on Sunday, suffering slight wounds, but three civilian bystanders were killed, a police spokesman said.
Member of parliament Shukria Barakzai is a women’s rights advocate and a close ally of new President Ashraf Ghani, who condemned the attack in a statement.
KABUL (Reuters) – Weeks after a new Afghan president was sworn in, a tussle for power means it could be weeks – if not months – before a cabinet is in place, the last thing his government needs as it gears for foreign troops to leave after 13 years of war.
President Ashraf Ghani took office in September after a bitter row with rival Abdullah Abdullah, who initially claimed victory in the presidential election but later agreed to form a unity government.