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One killed, several injured in Kabul blast


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One killed, several injured in Kabul blast
02 Mar 2018


A blast in Kabul this morning has killed at least one and injured four, the Afghan government said.

A vehicle belonging to foreign workers was hit, officials said.

This comes two days after President Ashraf Ghani offered to start peace talks with Taliban.

Since January, terrorists in Kabul have stormed a luxury hotel, raided a military compound and bombed crowded streets during rush hour.


No one has claimed responsibility for the attack yet
Fact


Interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish confirmed the latest attack was a car bomb, while Police Commander Bismillah Tabaan said it was a suicide attack. The site was close to foreign embassies. No one has claimed responsibility for the explosion yet.


Taliban, ISIS behind a series of deadly attacks in Afghanistan
Taliban


The Taliban and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) have carried out a spate of deadly attacks in Kabul in the recent past.

In January, the Taliban said it was behind two separate attacks that killed 130 people.

Yesterday, at least six policemen were killed in an attack purportedly by the Taliban at a checkpoint in southern Afghanistan.


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Talks


Earlier this week, Ghani had proposed recognizing Taliban as a legitimate political group, a start to the peace process after over 16 years of war.

Washington has expressed hope that the recent international talks, which reportedly went better than expected, might signal a settlement of the "longest war in history."

But Kabul has remained on alert, fearing violence.

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