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Policemen among 14 killed in Kabul car-bombing

Policemen among 14 killed in Kabul car-bombing

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Nov 16, 2017 - 14:17

KABUL (Pajhwok): Fourteen people, including eight policemen, were killed in a car-bombing in the Khair Khana area of capital Kabul on Thursday afternoon, an official said.

The target of the bombing was supporters of Balkh Governor Atta Mohammad who attended a gathering at the hotel and were coming out of the hall when the blast took place. Ten more people, including seven policemen injured in the blast.

Najib Danish, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior (MoI), told Pajhwok Afghan News the blast took place at 1:30pm in front of Naveen hotel. He confirmed it was a car bomb.

The meeting was attended by national council members, social activists, members of Jama-i-Islami and former Jihadi commanders.

Basir Mujahid, Kabul police spokesman, told Pajhwok that eight policemen and six civilians were killed in the incident. Seven police and 11 civilains were injured.

Attiqullah, an eyewitness, said to Pajhwok two blasts had taken place one outside the hotel and another inside, he added the casualties may increase.

Pajhwok reporter from the site of the blast reported that police cordoned off the area and no one was allowed to enter.

Daesh or so called Islamic State (IS) claimed responsiblity for the attack.

Sa/nh

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