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Taliban Truck Bomb Attack In Kabul Kills 16

At least 16 people were killed and 119 others, mostly civilians, were wounded in a truck bomb attack in the east of Kabul on Monday evening, the Ministry of Interior confirmed.

The attack targeted Green Village compound, a residential area for foreign nationals and offices, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, Nusrat Rahimi, said.

The blast happened at around 9:55 pm Kabul time, he said.

He said that a fuel station in the area caught fire in the explosion.  

Mr. Rahimi said that five attackers were involved in the attack who were killed after Special Forces entered the area.

At least 400 foreign nationals were rescued from the area by police, he said.

The blast was huge enough to be heard in different parts of the city.

The Green Village compound was targeted by a truck bomb explosion back in January in which four people were killed and 90 others were wounded.

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Taliban Truck Bomb Attack In Kabul Kills 16

Local residents said many houses around the area were damaged in the explosion.

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At least 16 people were killed and 119 others, mostly civilians, were wounded in a truck bomb attack in the east of Kabul on Monday evening, the Ministry of Interior confirmed.

The attack targeted Green Village compound, a residential area for foreign nationals and offices, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, Nusrat Rahimi, said.

The blast happened at around 9:55 pm Kabul time, he said.

He said that a fuel station in the area caught fire in the explosion.  

Mr. Rahimi said that five attackers were involved in the attack who were killed after Special Forces entered the area.

At least 400 foreign nationals were rescued from the area by police, he said.

The blast was huge enough to be heard in different parts of the city.

The Green Village compound was targeted by a truck bomb explosion back in January in which four people were killed and 90 others were wounded.

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