Massive Kabul truck bomb kills 80, wounds hundreds


At least 80 people were killed and hundreds wounded on Wednesday (31) when a massive truck bomb ripped through Kabul’s diplomatic quarter, bringing carnage to the streets of the Afghan capital just days into the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. Bodies littered the scene and a towering plume of smoke rose from the highly-fortified area, which houses foreign embassies, after the powerful blast in the morning rush hour blew out the windows of missions and residences. A Western diplomatic source said the vehicle was a water tanker stuffed with more than 1,500 kilogrammes of explosives and left a seven-metre…

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