Nine local guards dead, 11 Americans wounded in Kabul

2017-05-31 22:44
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At least 80 people were killed and hundreds wounded when a massive truck bomb ripped through Kabul's diplomatic quarter. View pictures from the deadly blast here. WARNING: Graphic content.

Washington - A State Department official says nine Afghan guards at the US Embassy in Kabul were killed in the massive suicide truck bomb attack that rocked the diplomatic quarter in Afghan capital, and 11 American contractors are wounded.

One Afghan guard is missing.

The official was not authorised to speak to the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The official said none of the wounded Americans appears to have life-threatening injuries.

Afghan officials say at least 90 people were killed and 400 wounded in Wednesday's attack.


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