Feb 11, 2020 08:07 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Mar 26, 2020 22:11 Asia/Tehran]
  • Blast rocks western Kabul, Afghanistan
    Blast rocks western Kabul, Afghanistan

KABUL (IP) - An explosion rattled the Afghan capital Kabul early Tuesday 11 February 2020, according to an Afghan security official, with casualties feared in what appears to be the first major attack in the city in months.

Iran Press/Asia: "The explosion was a suicide attack with civilian casualties," said the ministry of interior's deputy spokeswoman Marwa Amini. An eye witness near the scene in western Kabul confirmed the explosion.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which comes after nearly three months of relative calm in the capital

Blast rocks western Kabul, Afghanistan

"The explosion was a suicide attack with civilian casualties," the ministry of interior's deputy spokeswoman Marwa Amini said.

A witness near the scene in western Kabul confirmed the blast, saying it happened near the Marshal Fahim military academy.

"It was a big explosion that rocked our house. We also heard gunfire afterwards. Ambulances rushed to the area quickly," resident Samiullah, who goes by one name, told AFP.

The Kabul police chief confirmed the location, according to a local broadcaster.

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