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Bomb In Kabul Kills Two Presidential Palace Staffers


A recently restored building in the Afghan presidential palace in Kabul, July 11, 2014.

A roadside bomb in eastern Kabul has killed two employees of the presidential palace.

The explosion reportedly struck a minivan carrying seven staffers of the palace's media office on July 15.

The blast killed two passengers and also wounded five people, including the driver.

Kabul police say it was a remotely detonated device planted along the midsection of a main road.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Such attacks have escalated as the Taliban intensifies its campaign ahead of the withdrawal of U.S.-led foreign forces by the end of 2014.

Based on reporting by dpa and AP

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