At least six dead, seven wounded in explosions in Kabul

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    At least six people were killed and seven wounded in two separate #bomb blasts in Kabul on Tuesday. According to #Afghan officials, an electrical grid station in the Afghanistan capital’s northern area was also heavily damaged, leaving Kabul without power. The blasts are the latest in a string of attacks as U.S.-led coalition troops gradually withdraw from the war-torn country. Meanwhile, #NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance’s military pullout is going well.

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    In This Story: Afghanistan

    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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