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ISIS Claims Responsibility for Kabul Green Zone Blast, 13 Killed

Cause of blast and the extent are yet to be ascertained.

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A policeman stands guard at the site of a suicide attack in central Kabul, Afghanistan.
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13 people were killed as a loud blast shook windows and doors in the Wazir Akbar Khan area of Kabul, in Afghanistan, where many foreign embassies and government departments are based.

Snapshot
  • 13 killed as bomb goes off in Kabul’s Green Zone Area
  • ISIS claims responsibility for the attack
  • Reports suggest that many casualties are likely
  • Cause of blast and extent yet to be ascertained
8:13 PM , 31 Oct

All Indians in Kabul Safe: EAM Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Miniter Sushma Swaraj tweeted saying that all Indians based out of Kabul are safe, and have not been affected by the blast that killed 13 people.

6:51 PM , 31 Oct

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Blast in Kabul

Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for an explosion in Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday which killed multiple people, the Sunni militant group's Amaq news agency said.

The attack was "a (suicide) mission using an explosive vest in the diplomatic Wazir Akbar Khan neighbourhood in the city of Kabul," it said.

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5:53 PM , 31 Oct

Most Casualties Feared to be Government Employees

According to TOLO News, the area has now been cordoned off. Most of the casualties in the blast are feared to be government employees.

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5:49 PM , 31 Oct

Blast in Afghan Capital Kills 13, Many Wounded

A blast in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday has killed at least 13 people, and wounded another 13, TOLO news reported.

A Reuters television team saw at least eight people who appeared to have been killed, besides several wounded at the explosion site in the city's Wazir Akbar Khan area.

A public health official said three dead bodies and 10 wounded had been taken to city hospitals.

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Published: 31 Oct 2017, 5:49 PM IST
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