Wednesday morning in Kabul, a powerful explosion occurred, which killed at least 80 people and injured 300 people, according to the Afghan Ministry of health.
The U.S. Embassy nearby, reported that "a large self-propelled improvised explosive device" exploded near the southern edge of the diplomatic district. "The US Embassy, it seems, was not the target of the blast," said the spokesman, and directed questions about the explosions to the government of Afghanistan.
The correspondent of the Wall Street Journal Jessica Donati said that the vehicle drove with explosives and detonated near the entrance to the green zone. One employee was injured, the office of the newspaper Windows were broken. The office is located in the fortified area and requires passing through several checkpoints, she said.
"I was lucky because I was in the shower at the time," she said. The explosion struck during morning rush hour in Kabul, when everything was going to work. "Many people come to this part of the city to work in the Embassy or on a military base,' said Donati. In a green area located Western embassies, government offices and residences of senior officials and their families.
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