BREAKING: Kabul police: Large explosion hits near US Embassy, no immediate reports of casualties.
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Kabul police: Large explosion hits near US Embassy
Kabul Embassy Explosion: Large Blast Hits Near U.S. Embassy
The Kabul police say there has been a large explosion on a main road near the U.S. Embassy in the Afghan capital.
Deputy police chief Dawood Amin says the explosion took place on Tuesday a few hundred meters (yards) from the embassy gates in a central part of Kabul.
The gates are quite a distance from the actual U.S. Embassy building and also from nearby NATO headquarters.
A suicide car bomber struck outside the Afghan Supreme Court in Kabul on Tuesday, killing at least eight people and wounding 20, police and health officials said.
The attacker detonated his vehicle outside the court’s back entrance as employees were leaving for the day and as cars belonging to staff were driving out of the back gate, said police officer Jahn Agha.