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23:35  10 september  2019
23:35  10 september  2019 Source:

Blast hits Afghan capital Kabul - Reuters witnesses

Blast hits Afghan capital Kabul - Reuters witnesses A loud explosion rocked the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday, shaking windows and doors in houses several kilometers away from the blast, Reuters witnesses heard. © AP Photo/Rahmat Gul Afghan men carry an injured man in the hospital after a large explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Afghan officials say a large explosion the capital, Kabul, has targeted the Green Village compound, home to several international organizations and guesthouses.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A large explosion has been heard in Afghanistan's capital near the U.S. Embassy shortly after midnight on the anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the United States.

Blast heard near US Embassy in Kabul on 9/11 anniversary © 2018 Antonio Masiello KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - NOVEMBER 11: An aerial view of Kabul city from a Ch-46 Helicopter on November 11, 2018 in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Photo by Antonio Masiello/Getty Images)

A plume of smoke rose early Wednesday over Kabul. An embassy employee reached by phone confirmed the blast but had no details.

It would be the first major attack in the Afghan capital since President Donald Trump abruptly called off U.S.-Taliban talks on the brink of an apparent deal to end America's longest war.

Two Taliban car bombs shook Kabul last week, killing several civilians and two members of the NATO mission. Trump has cited the death of a U.S. service member in one of those blasts as the reason why he now calls the U.S.-Taliban talks "dead."

Kabul 'concerned' about US-Taliban deal, seeks clarification.
The Afghan government expressed doubts Wednesday about a prospective deal between the US and the Taliban, saying officials need more information about the risks it poses. 

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