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Afghanistan: Foreigners killed in U.S. embassy blast01:07

Afghanistan: Foreigners killed in U.S. embassy blast

Afghanistan, Kabul
September 16, 2014 at 15:34 GMT +00:00 · Published

A foreign convoy close to the U.S. embassy in Kabul was rocked by an explosion on Tuesday morning, with reports indicating that at least three foreigners were killed and over a dozen others were injured in the blast. Emergency services rushed to the scene of the incident, finding cars decimated and debris strewn across the floor. The Taliban have claimed responsibility.

Considered a secure part of the Afghan capital, the road in which the U.S. embassy resides is in close proximity to the Supreme Court and is connected to the city's airport. The attack comes at a time when Afghanistan is locked in an election dispute, with Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah accusing each other of fraud.

Afghanistan: Foreigners killed in U.S. embassy blast01:07
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A foreign convoy close to the U.S. embassy in Kabul was rocked by an explosion on Tuesday morning, with reports indicating that at least three foreigners were killed and over a dozen others were injured in the blast. Emergency services rushed to the scene of the incident, finding cars decimated and debris strewn across the floor. The Taliban have claimed responsibility.

Considered a secure part of the Afghan capital, the road in which the U.S. embassy resides is in close proximity to the Supreme Court and is connected to the city's airport. The attack comes at a time when Afghanistan is locked in an election dispute, with Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah accusing each other of fraud.