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A suicide car bomb explosion takes 7 lives in eastern parts of Kabul

Firdous Faramaz, Kabul police chief spokesman, could not immediately say how many were dead or wounded.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima SiddiquiBy Saima Siddiqui

Published on 31 May 2019 6:30 AM GMT

A suicide car bomb explosion takes 7 lives in eastern parts of Kabul
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A suicide car bomb explosion takes 7 lives in eastern parts of Kabul
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Kabul: Explosion in a suicide car on early Friday morning claimed at least seven lives in an eastern neighborhood of the capital Kabul, according to police.

Firdous Faramaz, Kabul police chief spokesman, could not immediately say how many were dead or wounded.

"It's too early to say what was the target or to say how many of the seven casualties in the bombing have died and how many are wounded," he told the media.

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The attacker struck in the eastern Yakatot neighborhood, where U.S. and NATO forces maintain complexes as well as facilities operated by the Afghan National Security Forces.

On Thursday, six people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside an Afghan army academy and training center, also in the same area but several kilometers (miles) away from Friday's explosion.

The Interior Ministry on Thursday said a soldier had noticed a suspicious person and as he approached him, the attacker detonated his explosives near the academy. The soldier's action likely saved lives.

No one has taken responsibility for either attack but both the Taliban and an Islamic State affiliate have infiltrated the capital in the past.

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(With Agency Inputs)

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