Blast Hits Kabul, Several Wounded


Kabul: A popular French restaurant in downtown Kabul has reportedly been the target of a huge carbomb attack heard across the Afghan capital.

Various international news agencies reported witnesses who saw or heard the loud explosion in the heart of a district full of foreign embassies and government buildings.

According to local media reports and an AFP photographer, the target of the suspected attack was the Le Jardin restaurant, regularly visited by ex pats and which was running a special New Year’s event at the time.

Reuters said there were no further initial reports on damage or casualties.