Large blast hits Kabuls diplomatic district US embassy sounds alarm

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Embassy sirens sounded and ambulances could be heard after the attack.

"It was a suicide attack. Two people were killed, one a private security guard, another a civilian," an Interior Ministry spokesman told AFP news agency. Another civilian was wounded, he said.

Hashmatullah Stanikzai, a spokesman for Kabul Police told Reuters that at “around 8 o’clock today there appeared to be a suicide bomb attack ... We cannot say what the target was at this point in time.”

A spokesman for NATO’s international Security Assistance Force (ISAF) told AFP: “We are aware that there was an explosion but we have no further information.”

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