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Moment of Kabul bombing captured by a security cam

Jun 06, 2017 17:11 IST
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Footage capturing the bomb attack in Kabul has surfaced. The attack took place near the German embassy at the heart of Kabul and killed over 150 people, making it the deadliest single attack in the country since the 2001 US-led invasion to topple the Taliban. Afghan security forces say they are still investigating, but that the explosives used appear to have originated in Pakistan. The attack added to growing concerns about whether Afghan forces can defeat the Taliban or an increasingly destructive Islamic State affiliate without further aid from the US and international forces, which formally concluded their combat mission at the end of 2014, switching to a support and counterterrorism role. No one immediately claimed the bombing, but Afghanistan has alleged Pakistani involvement - accusations denied by Islamabad. The Taliban have steadily expanded their reach over the last two years, seizing control of several districts in different parts of the country.