- Title: Shops clean up damage after Kabul blast
- Date: 31st May 2017
- Summary: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (MAY 31, 2017) (REUTERS) STORE WITH GLASS WINDOW BROKEN STORE EMPLOYEE SWEEPING BROKEN GLASS STORE EMPLOYEE ON THE PHONE IN DAMAGED STORE VARIOUS OF SHOPKEEPER, SAYED RAHMAN, PICKING UP MANNEQUIN BUSTS ON THE FLOOR STORE EMPLOYEE PICKING CATALOGUES FROM THE FLOOR (SOUNDBITE) (Dari) SHOPKEEPER, SAYED RAHMAN, SAYING: "It was really powerful and our shop was totally damaged. One of our workers has been taken to hospital after he was wounded. I have never seen such a terrible explosion in my life." BROKEN GLASS ON THE FLOOR OUTSIDE STORE STORE EMPLOYEE FORCING ON BLOCKED GLASS DOOR VARIOUS OF STORE EMPLOYEE SWEEPING BROKEN GLASS OUT OF STORE VARIOUS OF SECURITY GUARDS IN FRONT OF DAMAGED TRAVEL AGENT BROKEN WINDOW AT ENTRANCE OF TRAVEL AGENT
- Embargoed: 14th June 2017 07:36
- Keywords: Afghanistan blast Kabul explosion aftermath damage security forces
- Location: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
- City: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
- Country: Afghanistan
- Topics: Bombing (non-military),Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA0016J64U9Z
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Businesses cleaned up damage made to their shops after a powerful car bomb exploded in the centre of Afghanistan's capital on Wednesday (May 31) which authorities say killed 15 and wounded hundreds of people.
One shopkeeper said he's never experienced such a terrible blast in his life.
The explosion took place in the centre of the city near the presidential palace and foreign embassies. Basir Mujahid, a spokesman for Kabul police, said it was near the fortified entrance to the German embassy.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast. A spokesman for Taliban insurgents said he was gathering information.
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