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9 dead, 10 injured in Kabul suicide blast (video)

9 Mar 2013 - 13:58
9 Mar 2013 - 13:58

KABUL (PAN): A suicide bomber exploded his explosives-packed motorbike at the entrance of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in the heavily fortified Kabul city on Saturday, killing at least nine people, including military officials and civilians, an official said.

At least 10 more people, including security guards, were wounded in the attack that took place around 9:15am in the Pul-i-Mehmood Khan locality, a police official of the 2nd police district said on condition of anonymity. He said an investigation was underway.

MoD spokesman Gen. Zahir Azeemi told reporters at the blast site that the attacker was riding a motorcycle. The blast inflicted casualties on civilians as many are killed and wounded, Azeemi said, but did not provide any figures.

Taxi driver on the route, Hashmatullah, said his four passengers were injured by flying glass as the blast occurred near his car. He saw many others lying on the road while bleeding  in front of the defence ministry.

By: Ataullah khpulwok

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