Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Massive Truck Bomb In Kabul Kills 80+ And Wounds Hundreds

Daily Mail: At least 80 are dead and 350 injured in massive suicide car bomb attack near British, US, French and German embassies in Kabul

* Massive suicide truck bomb blast has rocked the diplomatic quarter of Kabul that houses foreign embassies
* At least 80 are dead and 350 more were injured in explosion, according to Afghan health ministry officials
* The explosion happened in rush hour close to the British, German, French and US embassies in Afghan capital
* BBC Afghan driver Mohammed Nazir has been killed and four BBC journalists were injured in the atrocity
* No group has claimed responsibility but Taliban and ISIS have staged large-scale attacks in Kabul in the past

At least 80 people -including a BBC driver - are dead and 350 more are injured after a massive bomb concealed in a water tanker ripped through Kabul's diplomatic quarter this morning.

Bodies littered the street and a towering plume of smoke could be seen over the Afghan capital after the truck attack blew out the windows in a number of foreign missions and residences nearby.

Officials said most of the casualties this morning were civilians and 'many women and children' were among the victims.

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WNU Editor: The Taliban are denying responsibility .... Taliban deny responsibility for Kabul blast (Reuters).

More News On Today's Massive Truck Bomb Attack In Kabul, Afghanistan\

Bombing in diplomatic area of Kabul kills 80, wounds scores -- AP
Huge bomb in sewage tanker kills at least 80, wounds hundreds in Afghan capital -- Reuters
Scores killed as huge explosion rocks Kabul's diplomatic quarter -- France 24
Kabul bomb: Diplomatic zone attack kills dozens -- BBC
Dozens killed, hundreds injured in massive suicide car bombing in Kabul -- CBS/AP
Kabul explosion: Blast kills 80 near diplomatic area in Afghanistan -- CNN
Kabul Car Bombing Kills At Least 80 People, Injures Hundreds More -- NPR
Huge explosion rips through Kabul diplomatic quarter -- DW
Kabul bomb blast: More than 80 dead, scores injured after explosion in Afghan capital -- ABC News Online
Kabul bombing: Huge explosion rocks diplomatic district -- Al Jazeera
Kabul blast: At least 80 killed & over 350 wounded in explosion in Afghan capital’s embassy district -- RT
Bomb blast rocks Kabul during rush hour, killing dozens of civilians -- Long War Journal
BBC says driver killed, four journalists injured in Kabul attack -- AFP
World leaders condemn deadly attack in Kabul -- Al Jazeera
Afghanistan: Four things to know after the Kabul attack -- CNN
Kabul blast: 'Such attacks will never end' -- Al Jazeera
Timeline of Kabul attacks since 2016 -- AFP
In pictures: Deadly Kabul blast -- BBC

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