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Massive blast rocks Kabul, kills 8
Afghan investigators inspect the site of a bomb attack in Kabul on January 12, 2011.
Afghan investigators inspect the site of a bomb attack in Kabul on January 12, 2011.
Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:46AM
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At least eight Afghan security officers have lost their lives while twenty-nine others have been wounded after a massive explosion rocked the Afghan capital, Kabul.


The attack took place during the morning rush hour on Wednesday as a motorcycle bomb targeted a minibus carrying Afghan security personnel near the parliament building in western Kabul, a Press TV correspondent reported.

The powerful shock wave released by the blast also shattered windowpanes of a number of surrounding buildings.

Police cordoned off the area after the incident and launched a search operation to arrest the miscreants.

The bomb blast came a month after Taliban militants attacked a bus of Afghan army officers in Kabul. Five people were killed and nine others wounded in that assault.

Roadside bombs and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are by far the most lethal weapon Taliban militants use against Afghan forces, foreign troops, as well as civilians.

Violence in Afghanistan has spiked to its highs since October 2001 when Washington began the US-led invasion of Afghanistan to overthrow Taliban militants.

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