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Sunday 4 December 2016

Deadly bombing close to Russian embassy in Kabul

Published 20/01/2016 | 15:21

A member of the Afghan security forces stands guard at the site of a suicide attack near the Russian embassy in Kabul (AP)
A member of the Afghan security forces stands guard at the site of a suicide attack near the Russian embassy in Kabul (AP)

A bomb blast has killed at least seven people and wounded around 25 others in an attack close to the Russian embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul.

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The police chief for Kabul, General Abdul Rahman Rahimi, said the seven civilians included two women.

No Russian embassy employees were injured, the Russian foreign ministry confirmed. It said the building had sustained "insignificant" damage.

The attackers, driving a car packed with explosives, targeted a minibus belonging to Kaboora Productions, which is a subsidiary of one of Afghanistan's biggest media organisations, Moby Group, Gen Rahimi said.

The bus was taking employees home from the company's office in central Kabul when the attack took place.

Rajab Noorzayi said his daughter Zeinab worked for Kaboora Productions and was on the bus at the time of the attack.

"I'm looking for her but the police say everyone has been taken to hospital," he said.

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