Suicide bomber targets Kabul convoy

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A suicide car bomber has targeted a foreign convoy in Kabul just a couple of hundred yards from the US Embassy.

Faird Afzalai, the chief of criminal investigations for Kabul’s police, said that the bomber targeted a foreign convoy, but he did not immediately have information about what kind of convoy or the number of casualties.

The blast happened on a busy road that runs from the US Embassy to the airport. A white plume of smoke could be seen rising in the sky after the blast rattled windows in nearby neighbourhoods.

The attack comes as the country’s two presidential contenders continue negotiations to form some sort of national unity government.

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