[QODLink]
Central & South Asia
Deadly bombing hits Afghan capital
Suspected suicide attack reported outside an army recruitment centre in Kabul.
Last Modified: 18 May 2010 05:44 GMT

A blast outside an army recruitment centre in the capital Kabul has killed at least six people, sources 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," 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."

Earlier on Tuesday, a similar attack on a Nato convoy in Kabul killed at least 20 civilians, an Afghan army doctor told the AFP news agency.

"The Isaf convoy was passing ... when the suicide bomber attacked them. There might be casualties," an official told Reuters, referring to the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force.

Source:
Al Jazeera and agencies
Topics in this article
People
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
Swathes of the British electorate continue to show discontent with all things European, including immigration.
Astronomers have captured images of primordial galaxies that helped light up the cosmos after the Big Bang.
Critics assail British photographer's portrayal of indigenous people, but he says he's highlighting their plight.
As Western stars re-release 1980s charity hit, many Africans say it's a demeaning relic that can do more harm than good.
Featured
No one convicted after 58 people gunned down in cold blood in 2009 in the country's worst political mass killing.
While hosting the World Internet Conference, China tries Tiananmen activist for leaking 'state secrets' to US website.
Once staunchly anti-immigrant, some observers say the conservative US state could lead the way in documenting migrants.
NGOs say women without formal documentation are being imprisoned after giving birth in Malaysia.
Public stripping and assault of woman and rival protests thereafter highlight Kenya's gender-relations divide.