Kabul, Afghanistan Explosion: At Least 80 Killed In Blast Near Diplomatic Area

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A huge explosion hit near the German Embassy in Kabul on Wednesday morning, killing at least 80 people and injuring 300 others close to a highly secure diplomatic area.  Video from the scene showed a towering plume of black smoke and emergency vehicles speeding toward it. Soldiers in fatigues stood with guns drawn as sounds of screams, blaring sirens and traffic pierced the morning sky.kabul-explosion

Bystanders lifted an injured man from the back of a pickup as others hovered nearby in bloody shirts, some pressing pieces of cloth to their wounds. Mangled, burning cars stood nearby.
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  Reuters
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