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Car bomb blast near foreign compound kills four, injures 90 in Afghan capital

At least four people have been killed and dozens of others wounded after a bomb-laden car exploded near a heavily fortified foreign compound in the Afghan capital Kabul.

 

At least four people have been killed and dozens of others wounded after a bomb-laden car exploded near a heavily fortified foreign compound in the Afghan capital Kabul.

Afghan Interior Ministry officials said casualties took place after militants targeted Green Village, located near a busy road in the east of the city, on Monday evening. 

So far, four people have been confirmed dead and more than 90 wounded, including 23 children, the ministry deputy spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said. Three of the dead were members of the security forces and one was a civilian.

Rahimi said there were fears the toll could rise.

Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish earlier said that “special police forces’ units have been deployed to the site to check if there are more attackers.”

Until recently, some UN staff had lived and worked at the highly secure compound, but Danish said the area was now largely empty and “only a number of guards” were left.

 

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