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24 dead in Kabul suicide car bomb attack: Afghan official

24 dead in Kabul suicide car bomb attack: Afghan official
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Kabul: An Afghan government spokesman said a suicide car bomb exploded in a western neighbourhood of Kabul. An official said that 24 people were killed while 42 others were wounded in the attack.

Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said the explosion early Monday morning was a suicide car bomb but he couldn’t immediately say whether there were further casualties. Several prominent political leaders, such as Hazara leader Mohammad Mohaqiq, live in western Kabul.

The area has been the scene of several attacks including the suicide attack that killed prominent Shiite Muslim cleric Ramazan Hussainzada last month. Hussainzada was also a senior leader of Afghanistan’s Hazara community.