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Massive truck bombing hits Afghan capital

Taliban took responsibility of the attack, describing the blast as a truck-laden suicide bombing at the gate of the North Gate guesthouse

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Publish Date: Aug 1 2016 10:59AM | Updated Date: Aug 1 2016 11:03AM

Massive truck bombing hits Afghan capital

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A massive truck bomb struck a guesthouse in Kabul on Monday, Afghan officials said.

 
Taliban took responsibility of the attack, describing the blast as a truck-laden suicide bombing at the gate of the North Gate guesthouse, a CNN report said.
 
No casualties have been reported so far.
 
"The massive explosion struck the guesthouse frequented by foreign contractors and international staff of foreign agencies at around 1.25 a.m. The heavily guarded complex is located in Pul-e-Charkhi area along Jalalabad road in eastern edge of the city," a security personnel old Xinhua news agency.
 
"The area is not a populated residential district. But there is still fear of casualties as many people were inside the building before the attack. So far, we have no more details, but we will try to get more information," he added.
 
Khaama Press quoted police saying that at least four terrorists launched a gun attack after the blast that resulted into power outage in the city.