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Suicide car bomb attack rocks eastern Kabul

A massive suicide car bombing has struck the Afghan capital, Kabul, the country’s interior ministry said.

A ministry spokesperson Nasrat Rahimi said the explosion took place in eastern Kabul where the United Nations has several offices.

Another interior ministry official told the local TOLO news channel that the blast was caused by a car bomb.

The explosion comes just hours after US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad briefed the Afghan president on a deal “in principle” with the Taliban for ending America’s longest war. 

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The explosion caused windows and doors to shake in Kabul, according to Reuters news agency reporters.

It was not immediately clear whether the blast had caused any casualties.

Earlier on Monday, a second attack by the Taliban in as many days left several civilians and security forces dead.

Four civilians and two members of the security forces were killed in the attack the previous day on Puli Khumri, the capital of Baghlan province, with 20 civilians and two security forces wounded.

It added that 21 Taliban fighters were dead.

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