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At least 12 dead in Kabul blast near Indian embassy

Waheedullah Massoud
AFP [1]
Thursday, Oct 8th, 2009

A huge suicide car bomb struck near the Indian embassy in Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 12 people and injuring 83 in the latest in a wave of deadly attacks on the Afghan capital, officials said.

Windows were blown from dozens of shops and survivors staggered around the bloodied streets in the heavily fortified central diplomatic area, after the fifth suicide strike in Kabul in two months.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility but the blast bore all the hallmarks of the Taliban, who are battling to topple the Western-backed government.

“As a result of a suicide car bomb attack today, 12 people were martyred and 83 were wounded. Most of the casualties are civilians,” interior ministry spokesman Zemarai Bashary told AFP.

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