Kabul bomb near US Embassy injures one

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

Andrew Buncombe
New York
Friday 25 March 2016 17:25
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A bomb exploded near the US Embassy in Kabul
A bomb exploded near the US Embassy in Kabul

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

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