Afghanistan: Explosion hits affluent neighbourhood of Kabul, home to government officials | ITV News

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A powerful explosion has rocked the capital of Afghanistan, home to several senior government officials, including the defence minister.

Interior Ministry Mirwais Stanikzai confirmed the blast took place in the affluent Sherpur neighbourhood of Kabul, located in a heavily secure area known as the ‘green zone’.

It appeared the target was the guesthouse of Defence Minister Bismillah Khan Mohammadi.

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