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Explosion hits Afghan capital
Suspected suicide attack reported outside an army recruitment centre in Kabul.
Last Modified: 18 May 2010 04:40 GMT

A blast has occurred outside an army recruitment centre in the capital Kabul, police say.

Abdul Ghafar Sayedzada, the head of criminal investigations for the police in Kabul, told the Reuters news agency that Tuesday's explosion took place near the national parliament "but we have no more details".

Al Jazeera's Hoda Abdel-Hamid, reporting from Kabul, said the explosion was "very loud" and could have been caused by "a suicide bomb or a car bomb".

"The explosion happened outside an office belonging to the Afghan National Army recruitment centre, but we don't have any word yet on casualties," she said.

"Kabul has been largely spared this continuous low-level violence that plagues the rest of the country. The last time there was a large explosion here in the capitalwas about two months ago."

Source:
Al Jazeera and agencies
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