ITV News published this video item, entitled “Afghanistan: Explosion hits affluent neighbourhood of Kabul, home to government officials | ITV News” – below is their description.
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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Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.
Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.
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