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Kabul's Green Village international zone under attack, gunfire heard

Kabul's Green Village international zone under attack, gunfire heard






KABUL Wed Nov 19, 2014
12:27pm EST
KABUL (Reuters)
- A car bomb targeting an international zone known as the Green Village rocked
eastern Kabul on Wednesday evening followed by bursts of gunfire, police and
residents said.


A Reuters photographer at the scene said the street outside the Green
Village, a heavily guarded complex housing foreign contractors and various
facilities, had been sealed off and Afghan security forces were clearing the
area.

"It was a car bomb that targeted the Green Village," said Sediq Sediqqi, an
interior ministry spokesman. "Police are deployed in the area but no gunfire is
heard at the moment."

The jihadist Afghan Taliban, ousted from power by a U.S.-led coalition in
2001, have been staging almost daily attacks in Kabul as foreign troops leave
the country this year but no one immediately claimed responsibility for the
latest attack.

"There are still no reports of possible casualties. It will become clear
later as soon as the area has been totally cleared by Afghan forces," said
Hashmat Stanekzai, a spokesman for the Kabul police chief.

On Tuesday morning, a truck bomb ripped through the outer perimeter of a
foreign security compound in Kabul, killing two Afghan security guards and
wounding a foreigner.

Attacks on foreign troops, Afghan government officials and security forces
have intensified as the international military coalition ends operations,
leaving the fight against the Taliban insurgency mostly to Afghan forces.












(Reporting by Hamid
Shalizi
and Mirwais Harooni, Writing by Maria Golovnina, Editing by Angus
MacSwan)
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