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The latest: at least 70 wounded in Afghan bombing attack



KABUL, Afghanistan – The latest explosion in Afghanistan (all local times):

2 pm

An Interior Ministry official says a suicide car bomb attack in the Afghan capital of Kabul has left at least 70 people injured.

Nasrat Rahimi, deputy spokesman of the ministry has confirmed the attack on Saturday morning.

dark smoke can be seen from the site of Saturday's explosion near the old Ministry of the Interior building.

Kabul has been the scene of numerous bombings claimed by the Islamic State group and the Taliban in the last year.

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1:45 pm

A government official says at least 18 people were injured in an explosion in the center of the Afghan capital of Kabul.

Ismail Kawasi, spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health, says that 18 injured people have been taken to hospitals, but that the number of victims is expected to increase as ambulances bring more victims.

A thick, dark smoke can be seen from the site of Saturday's explosion near the old Ministry of the Interior building.

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1:25 p.

An official says that a powerful explosion rocked the center of the city in the Afghan capital of Kabul.

You can see thick dark smoke rising to the sky after a loud explosion near the old Ministry of the Interior building on Saturday.

Nasrat Rahimi, deputy spokesman for the ministry, says it is unclear if anyone was killed or injured.

However, Associated Press journalists saw ambulances rushing to the scene.

Kabul has been the scene of numerous bombings claimed by the Islamic State group and the Taliban during the last year.

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