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Kabul Bomb Hits Turkish Embassy Car


Turkish soldiers of NATO's Resolute Support Mission inspect the scene of a suicide bomb in Kabul on February 26.

A suicide car bomb attack has targeted a Turkish embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least one person.

Officials said the bomber rammed a vehicle carrying explosives into the car outside the Iranian embassy, which is adjacent to the Turkish mission in the center of Kabul.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the blast, the first known attack on a Turkish target in the Afghan capital.

The last similar attack in Kabul took place near the airport last month, when a suicide bomber hit a European Union police vehicle, killing a passerby.

In November, a bomber targeted a British embassy car, killing five people, including one British national.

Based on reporting by AP, Reuters, and dpa
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