Explosion rocks Kabul on first day of the new year

Published: Friday 1st January 2016 by The News Editor

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A moderately heavy explosion has hit the Afghan capital Kabul.

There were no immediate details on the cause of the blast or possible casualties.

The blast went off on Friday evening in a central residential area of the city, where many guest houses are located. The neighbourhood is also home to many Afghan officials.

Sediq Sediqqi, spokesman for the interior ministry, said security forces were at the site of the explosion and that police are investigating.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the blast.

The Taliban have stepped up their attacks against the Afghan security forces across the country throughout last year, following the withdrawal of foreign combat forces.

Published: Friday 1st January 2016 by The News Editor

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