Photos: Bomb blast near Indian Embassy in Kabul

Updated On May 31, 2017 01:18 PM IST
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At least 80 people were killed and more than 350 wounded when a massive bomb tore through Kabul’s strongly fortified diplomatic quarter during the Wednesday morning rush hour, Afghan officials said. (Omar Sobhan/ REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on May 31, 2017 01:18 PM IST

At least 80 people were killed and more than 350 wounded when a massive bomb tore through Kabul’s strongly fortified diplomatic quarter during the Wednesday morning rush hour, Afghan officials said. (Omar Sobhan/ REUTERS)

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A wounded Afghan woman (C) looks on after receiving first aid at the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul . (SHAH MARAI / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A wounded Afghan woman (C) looks on after receiving first aid at the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul . (SHAH MARAI / AFP)

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Wounded Afghan women seen at the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul . (SHAH MARAI / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Wounded Afghan women seen at the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul . (SHAH MARAI / AFP)

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Bodies littered the scene and a huge plume of smoke rose from the area which houses foreign embassies. (SHAH MARAI / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Bodies littered the scene and a huge plume of smoke rose from the area which houses foreign embassies. (SHAH MARAI / AFP)

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A woman sits outside a hospital after a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Mohammad Ismail / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A woman sits outside a hospital after a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Mohammad Ismail / REUTERS)

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The Indian and US embassies are also close to the site of the blast in the Afghan capital’s diplomatic enclave. (Mohammad Ismail / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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The Indian and US embassies are also close to the site of the blast in the Afghan capital’s diplomatic enclave. (Mohammad Ismail / REUTERS)

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‘A car bomb’ exploded at 8:25 am, Najib Danish, an interior ministry spokesperson, told AFP. (SHAH MARAI / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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‘A car bomb’ exploded at 8:25 am, Najib Danish, an interior ministry spokesperson, told AFP. (SHAH MARAI / AFP)

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A health ministry spokesperson said more than 60 wounded people, mainly civilians, had been rushed to Kabul hospitals, adding: ‘We don’t know the number of killed yet.’ (Mohammad Ismail / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A health ministry spokesperson said more than 60 wounded people, mainly civilians, had been rushed to Kabul hospitals, adding: ‘We don’t know the number of killed yet.’ (Mohammad Ismail / REUTERS)

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The explosion sent clouds of black smoke spiralling over the centre of the city, damaging houses hundreds of metres away. Windows and doors were blown off their hinges. (SHAH MARAI / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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The explosion sent clouds of black smoke spiralling over the centre of the city, damaging houses hundreds of metres away. Windows and doors were blown off their hinges. (SHAH MARAI / AFP)

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The Islamic State group has also claimed responsibility for several recent bombings in the Afghan capital, including a powerful blast targeting an armoured NATO convoy that killed at least eight people and wounded 28 on May 3. (SHAH MARAI / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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The Islamic State group has also claimed responsibility for several recent bombings in the Afghan capital, including a powerful blast targeting an armoured NATO convoy that killed at least eight people and wounded 28 on May 3. (SHAH MARAI / AFP)

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Houses hundreds of metres away from the blast were damaged with windows and doors blown off their hinges. (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Houses hundreds of metres away from the blast were damaged with windows and doors blown off their hinges. (REUTERS)

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There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the attack came as the resurgent Taliban are stepping up their annual ‘spring offensive’. (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the attack came as the resurgent Taliban are stepping up their annual ‘spring offensive’. (REUTERS)

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Afghan residents wounded in a car bomb attack receive treatment at a hospital in Kabul. (WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Afghan residents wounded in a car bomb attack receive treatment at a hospital in Kabul. (WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP)

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Injured treated at a hospital in Kabul. (AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Injured treated at a hospital in Kabul. (AFP)

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The area of the blast has been cordoned off by police. (SHAH MARAI / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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The area of the blast has been cordoned off by police. (SHAH MARAI / AFP)

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