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Afghanistan: At least 18 killed, over 100 injured in powerful blast

Government officials say it appears that a car bomb went off outside a police station 5 kilometres west of central Kabul. 

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying in a statement it had targeted police and soldiers. The blast was the latest in a series of terrorist attacks ahead of next month’s presidential election. The Taliban described the poll as a plot to deceive the Afghan people.

 

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