Sunday, July 31, 2016

Huge Explosion Reported In Kabul. Compound Used By Foreigners Targeted In Attack

RT: Massive truck bomb hits foreign hotel in Kabul, gunfight ongoing – reports

The Taliban claimed responsibility for a truck bomb attack on a foreign hotel in the Afghan capital of Kabul early on Monday. Several gunmen attacked the compound following a powerful explosion and engaged in a shootout with security forces.

The blast occurred in the middle of the night, at around 1:30 am local time. The blast has been described on Twitter as being so loud that it woke up people “all over the city.”

A “truck bomb” struck “a foreign guesthouse,” reported Lotfullah Najafizada, head of Kabul-based TOLOnews TV broadcaster, citing security sources. He added that “four attackers” were trying to enter the building.

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WNU Editor: This is a developing story.

More News On Reports Of A Massive Truck Bomb Explosion And Attack In Kabul, Afghanistan

Taliban claims truck bomb blast in Kabul -- Reuters
Large explosion hits Afghanistan's capital city of Kabul -- AP
Taliban truck bomb strikes foreign guesthouse in Kabul -- AFP
Taliban truck bomb hits foreign guesthouse in Kabul -- Al Jazeera
Huge truck bomb rocks foreign compound in Afghan capital of Kabul -- DW
Kabul shaken by large explosion on city's outskirts -- The Guardian
Truck Bomber, Gunmen Attack Foreigners' Hotel In Kabul -- RFE
Dozens Feared Dead After Truck Bomb Blast, Four Gunmen Strike Hotel in Kabul -- Sputnik

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