Deadly blast rocks Afghan capital

At least four people have been killed and several wounded in an explosion in the Afghan capital, Kabul, police say.

Deadly blast rocks Afghan capital

Several shops and houses were reportedly flattened by the force of theblast.

Officials gave conflicting initial information about the cause.

A police spokesman said the explosion had been caused by gunpowder ignitedin shops selling ammunition.

However another senior police officer said it was a car bomb. Some reportsmention suicide bombers.

The explosion occurred at about 0630 (0200 GMT), when most of the shops wereclosed in this usually busy area of the capital. It destroyed a row ofmud-brick shops and left a 3m (10ft) crater, an AFP reporter at the scene said.

 "We heard a huge explosion from one of the shops. There werepeople in most of the shops. There are still bodies underneath therubble," said Ahmad Fahim, who runs a local bakery.

At least three wounded people were pulled from beneath the rubble. People atthe scene are digging with their hands and shovels in a search for morecasualties.

The Afghan capital was rocked by a series of explosions in 2006, includingseveral suicide bombings, but has not seen any attacks this year.

AFP / BBC

 

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