Truck bomb in Kabul kills eight, wounds hundreds

August 7, 2015 10:23 AM

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Truck bomb in Kabul kills eight, wounds hundreds

* Truck bombs rare in heavily guarded Afghan capital * Many feared trapped under buildings near the blast

A truck bomb exploded near an army compound in central Kabul on Friday, killing at least eight people and wounding hundreds, police and health officials said, in the first major attack in the Afghan capital since the Taliban announced a new leader.

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