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Several blasts and shootings rock Kabul

Friday, May 24, 2013 - 01:08

May 24 - A series of large blasts shook the centre of the Afghan capital, Kabul, followed by heavy shooting. Sarah Sheffer reports.

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Police officers aid a wounded colleague in the Afghan capital, Kabul. At least two policemen were wounded in shootings that followed several explosions in the city. The first blast was a suicide car bomb which blew up at about 4 p.m. There was a second blast 30 minutes later. A Reuters cameraman reported four blasts, interspersed by heavy gunfire. There was no official word on casualties. One eyewitness describes the scene. (SOUNDBITE) (Dari) EYE WITNESS, AHMAD JAN, SAYING (AUDIO AS INCOMING): " I was inside the office, suddenly I heard a bang and I saw four people running towards the building. Security forces were running towards the other side looking for other attackers." A Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, speaking to Reuters by telephone, claimed responsibility for the attack. It was not clear what the attackers' target was, but the suicide blast was close to U.N. accommodation and the headquarters of the Afghan Public Protection Force.

Several blasts and shootings rock Kabul

Friday, May 24, 2013 - 01:08

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