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Blast in Afghan capital

A suspected bomb exploded in the Afghan capital — the second this week — and a bomb disposal squad was attempting to defuse a second, police said. The blast on a road in Sabiqa, Timanee district, around three kilometres (two miles) northwest of the city centre, did not cause any damage or casualties, the duty officer at the operations department of Kabul security command told AFP. “At 10:00pm (1730 GMT) there was one explosion on the … Sabiqa road which was being asphalted,” he said. “Police are currently defusing a second device found nearby.” Half a dozen armed International Security Assistance Force troops had sealed off one section of the road with two ISAF vehicles. They claimed not to have any knowledge of a bomb explosion but Afghan police at the scene confirmed there had been a blast and that another package containing a suspected bomb had been found. The road is a highway presently being reconstructed by the government. The site of the blast is not a built-up area. Full Story

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