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Powerful Car Bomb Blast Hits Near Kabul Airport

Kabul, January 5 (RHC)-- A car bomb attack has hit an area near the airport in the Afghan capital, Kabul, just hours after a bomber detonated his explosives in the city.  Afghan police officials said the explosion, which appeared to target a compound for foreign contractors, took place close to the Kabul International Airport on Monday evening.
The blast blew out window panes of homes and was felt across downtown Kabul.  There were no immediate reports of casualties and the extent of damage caused, but the Emergency Hospital in Kabul said on Twitter that it was currently receiving victims at its surgical center.
This came after a bomber blew himself up in a street leading to the airport in Kabul.
Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said a convoy of foreign troops passing through the area was the target of the first bombing attack.
This is while Afghan forces are still attempting to end a protracted siege near the Indian consulate in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, which began on Sunday night.

Edited by Ed Newman
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