Huge explosion near Indian embassy in Kabul

July 7th, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS  

Kabul, July 7 (Xinhua) A huge explosion near the Indian embassy and the interior ministry building in the Afghan capital Monday occurred causing a number of casualties. A Xinhua reporter on the spot said the blast was so powerful that it could be heard and the smoke seen from several kilometres away from the scene.

Several ambulances were seen busy shifting bodies of victims while foreign troops and Afghan police cordoned off the area.

There was no immediate official word on the number of casualties but eyewitnesses fear many fatalities as the explosion took place near a main road used by many people.

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