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Bomb blast near Kabul hotel

A suspected bomb exploded near the Intercontinental hotel in the Afghan capital, but there were no reports of any casualties, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops and witnesses said. ISAF troops on the scene initially said the explosion was caused by a 122mm rocket but after examining the blast site just behind the hotel said it was likely caused by an improvised explosive device (IED). “It’s a 90-percent chance it’s an IED, which could be made with an anti-tank mine,” a Swedish ISAF bomb disposal expert at the site said. An Afghan police technician also said the explosion appeared to have been caused by an improvised bomb rather than a rocket. Full Story

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