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Explosions heard in Kabul, US embassy sounds alarm

Posted by The Agonist on May 1st, 2012

From our partners at The Agonist

Kabul | May 2

AFP – Afghanistan: At least two explosions were heard in the Afghan capital Kabul Wednesday shortly after US President Barack Obama paid a surprise brief visit to the country.

One of those explosions was a suicide car bomb that struck the Jalalabad road area, which is home to several foreign military bases, Kabul’s police chief Mohammad Ayoub Salangi told AFP.

There were no immediate details on casualties or the target, he said.

The US embassy, which neighbours the AFP bureau in Kabul, said its embassy was “under lockdown” and warned staff to “take cover, move away from the windows”.

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