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Death toll from Kabul suicide attack rises to 64

Gunfire was heard following the attack Credit: Reuters

The death toll from the suicide car bomb attack in Kabul has more than doubled to 64 and the number of injured has risen to 347, officials said.

A Taliban suicide bomber targeted the offices of Afghanistan's main national security agency in Kabul yesterday during the morning rush hour.

The attack, the worst in the Afghan capital in almost a year, is the first assault Kabul since the Taliban announced the launch of its spring offensive.

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Taliban claim responsibility for deadly Kabul blast

Credit: Reuters

The Taliban have claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomber that attacked a foreign motorcade in Kabul, killing at least three international troops and injuring 13 people.

The blast happened just off a busy road that runs from the US Embassy to the airport, near the country's Supreme Court.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in an emailed statement to journalists. The international military coalition ISAF did not have any immediate information.

The attack comes as the country's two presidential contenders continue negotiations to form some sort of national unity government.

Kabul bomb attack kills four near US Embassy

A bomb attack near the US Embassy in the Afghanistan capital Kabul has killed four international troops, an official Coalition statement has said.

At least five were wounded in the blast, which was claimed by the Taliban. Afghan Deputy Interior Minister Mohammad Ayub Salangi earlier said on Twitter a suicide car bomber had targeted a convoy of foreign troops.

'All four insurgents killed' after Kabul airport attack

A fierce gunbattle between Afghan security forces and militants in a building near Kabul airport has now ended, according to reports by AFP.

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