31 May '17, 9am

Massive blast rocks Kabul embassy area, killing scores, devastating German Embassy

Massive blast rocks Kabul embassy area, killing scores, devastating German Embassy

KABUL, Afghanistan — A massive blast rocked the embassy area of central Kabul on Wednesday morning, killing at least 80 people and injuring more than 350, officials said. A water tanker laden with explosives was detonated next to the blast walls protecting the German Embassy, the officials said. The blast, which was reportedly heard as far as 4 miles away and blew out windows many blocks from the site, occurred just yards from the entrance to the heavily fortified zone where the U.S. and other embassies are located, along with NATO headquarters, the presidential palace and several government ministries. The explosion — one of the deadliest to hit Kabul in recent years — occurred at 8:22 a.m., when the main thoroughfares are packed with commuters. Embassies within the zone reported structural damage, blown-out windows and damaged doors. Photos from the scene showed that the...

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