Suicide Bombing Rocks Busy Kabul Market Area

A suicide car bomb rocked the busy 3rd Macroryan market near the Qazi Plaza in Kabul on Tuesday in what was the city’s third explosion of the day.

The suicide bombing reportedly targeted a foreign vehicle convoy near a US compound, which was also about 200 meters from the Supreme Court building. It is also close to a school and a mosque.

Early eyewitness reports indicate that at least four people died. Senior health officials however have confirmed that 19 people, including three women and three children, were wounded in the explosion.

Eye witnesses say at least six civilian vehicles were destroyed in the blast while extensive damage was caused to nearby buildings and shops.

Security forces immediately cordoned off the area.

This followed two earlier IED blasts in the city.

The first blast occurred at about 10.30 am in Kart-e-Now. There were no reports of casualties. The second IED, believed to be a magnetic device attached to an army vehicle detonated about an hour later. Two children are believed to have been injured in that explosion.

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