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Blast near U.S. embassy in Afghan capital, witnesses and official say

Source: Reuters - Thu, 12 Dec 2013 06:19 AM
Author: Reuters
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KABUL, Dec 12 (Reuters) - An explosion struck within metres of the entrance to the U.S. embassy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, early on Thursday, police and witnesses said.

A police official said the blast was near a major traffic circle just outside the main entrance to the embassy and the headquarters of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Kabul.

Reuters witnesses heard alarms blaring across the sprawling compound soon after the blast.

The attack came a day after a suicide bomber attacked a German convoy entering an ISAF at the city's international airport. [ID: nL3N0JQ0VO] (Reporting by Dylan Welch)

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