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Six killed in blast near US coalition base in Afghanistan

At least six people were killed and seven others injured in a massive explosion that destroyed several houses outside the US-led military coalition’s main base in Afghanistan, the US military and rescue workers said. “Four bodies were pulled out from the rubble and two bodies were missing,” US Army Major David Long said at the site of the blast in Qala-e-Gulai village, less than a kilometre (half a mile) from Bagram Air Base north of Kabul. Long said it appeared that people in the house at the centre of the blast were dismantling a cluster bomb, which exploded. “The guy had pulled out parts of the bomb,” he said. Four other Russian-made cluster bombs and bomb parts were discovered stacked in the house, he said. US troops later carried out controlled explosions to destroy the bombs. An Afghan rescue worker also said six people were killed in the explosion. Full Story

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