31 May '17, 5am

JUST IN: Huge car bomb near embassies in Afghan capital, several killed

KABUL (AFP, Reuters) – At least 49 people were killed and more than 300 wounded when a massive bomb tore through Kabul’s strongly fortified diplomatic quarter during the Wednesday (May 31) morning rush hour, Afghan officials said. Health ministry spokesman Waheed Majroh gave the toll, which was confirmed by a second health official and the government media office, as the interior ministry urged Kabul residents to donate blood. Bodies littered the scene and a huge plume of smoke rose from the area which houses foreign embassies. However, it was not immediately clear what the target was. Witnesses described dozens of cars choking the roads as wounded survivors and panicked schoolgirls sought safety, with men and woman struggling to get through security checkpoints to search for loved ones. Get The Straits Times newsletters in your inbox Sign Up “A car bomb” exploded at 8.25a...

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