- Title: Blast rocks Afghan capital, Taliban claims responsibility
- Date: 5th September 2019
- Summary: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (SEPTEMBER 5, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF AMBULANCE ARRIVING AT BLAST SITE VARIOUS OF SECURITY PERSONNEL GUARDING BLAST SITE (SOUNDBITE) (Dari) BLAST EYEWITNESS, BESMELLAH AHMADI, SAYING: "We had just arrived at this area when the explosion occurred. All of our car windows were broken and I don't know what happened next. We were not in good condition when the people came and got us out of the car." CROWD NEAR BLAST SITE / SECURITY PERSONNEL APPROACHING VARIOUS OF WOMAN CRYING BESIDE RELATIVE VARIOUS OF SECURITY PERSONNEL GUARDING BLAST SITE AMBULANCE LEAVING BLAST SITE
- Embargoed: 19th September 2019 09:32
- Keywords: Afghanistan blast injured dead Taliban
- Location: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
- City: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
- Country: Afghanistan
- Topics: Bombing (non-military),Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA001AVDQ79J
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:A suicide bomber blew himself up on Thursday (September 5) in the centre of Kabul, the Afghan capital, government officials said, with the blast rattling windows and doors in an area near embassies and government buildings.
The Taliban, who are in the midst of negotiating a pact with the United States, claimed responsibility.
It was not immediately clear if there were any casualties in the attack, by a checkpoint on a main road near the headquarters of Afghanistan's NATO force and the U.S. embassy.
There has been no let-up in violence in Afghanistan even though Taliban and U.S. officials have been making progress in negotiations aimed at securing a deal on a U.S. troop withdrawal in exchange for Taliban security guarantees.
Production: (Mohammad Akram, Hameed Farzad)
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