Kabul bomb near US Embassy injures one

The incident destroyed a rare period of calm in the Afgan capital

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The Independent Online

An explosion close to the US Embassy and other diplomatic missions in the Macrorayan area of Kabul has wounded one person - breaking a rare period of calm in Afghanistan's capital.

“Explosives planted in a bicycle went off,” Kabul's Deputy Police Chief Salem Almas told the Reuters news agency.

He said one person was wounded but could not give details of the intended target.

Suicide bombings and other attacks by Taliban insurgents routinely target Afghan government forces and NATO allies, but Kabul had recently enjoyed several weeks of relative calm, the news agency said