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Kabul blast ahead of Afghanistan security handover
« on: June 18, 2013, 01:49:52 AM »
Via the BBC:

A large bomb has exploded close to the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission in Kabul, killing three people and wounding six, police say.

The attack, believed to have been carried out by a suicide bomber, comes hours before Nato is due to formally hand over command of security responsibilities to Afghan forces.

Police said the blast happened in Kabul's western Pol-e Sorkh area.

This is the fourth large attack in the Afghan capital in recent weeks.

It is not clear if the attack has any connection with the ceremony later on Tuesday in which the International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) hands over control of the last 95 districts.

President Hamid Karzai and Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen are due to take part in the event, the location of which has not been given.

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