Explosion Near US Embassy in Kabul

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Kabul: A suicide bomber has attacked a convoy of foreign troops serving with NATO on the road near Kabul International Airport, close to the US Embassy and Supreme Court, police and security officials said. Four people were killed and many injured in the blast.

The blast took place in Wazir Akbar Khan, one of the wealthiest parts of the Afghan capital, where the US and Canadian embassies and other diplomatic compounds are located. A busy shopping district is also nearby, according to AP.

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The road to the airport was closed, Reuters reported, adding that witnesses saw damaged NATO vehicles following the attack. Kabul International Airport, 5 kilometers from the city center, also serves as one of the country’s largest military bases.

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