At least seven killed in Kabul car bomb blast


At least seven people, including a 13-year-old child heading to school, have been killed in a car bomb that exploded during the busy morning rush hour in the Afghan capital city, Kabul.

The bomb went off around 7:25 am local time in the Qasaba area near the interior ministry and north of Kabul airport.

Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said the bomb was targeting an SUV belonging to a private Canadian security company, GardaWorld.

“As a result, seven of our people were killed and ten, including four foreign members of the security company, were wounded,” he said, describing the dead as Afghan civilians.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. However, both the Taliban and the Islamic State group are active in the city, which is one of the deadliest places in the war-torn country for civilians.


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