A major car bomb blast near the German Embassy in Kabul kills several people and damages houses hundreds of metres away. No reporter narration.
A powerful car bomb exploded in the center of Afghanistan's capital on Wednesday (May 31), sending clouds of black smoke spiraling over the center of the city in an area near the presidential palace and foreign embassies, police said Several people were killed and wounded in the blast near the fortified entrance to the German embassy, said Basir Mujahid a spokesman for Kabul police. "It was a car bomb near the German embassy, but there are several other important compounds and offices near there too. It is hard to say what the exact target is," Mujahid said. The explosion shattered windows and blew doors off their hinges in houses hundreds of metres (yards) away. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast. A spokesman for Taliban insurgents said he was gathering information.