Pakistan embassy staff injured in Kabul terrorist attack

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday confirmed that the terrorist attack in Kabul has caused damage to the residences of some Pakistani diplomats and staff, living in the close vicinity, and inflicted minor injuries to some.

In a statement issued by ministry of foreign affairs, Pakistan strongly condemns the terrorist attack in Kabul.

“The blast caused damage to the residences of some Pakistani diplomats and staff, living in the close vicinity, and inflicted minor injuries to some,” the statement said.

However, the statement does not specify the number of diplomats and staff, and the nature their injuries and damages to the property.

At least 80 people were killed and 350 wounded including women and children in Kabul on Wednesday when a powerful vehicle-borne bomb exploded in the middle of the Afghan capital.

A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-packed vehicle in Zanbaq Square around 08:30 am, the ministry said in a statement. “More than 50 vehicles were either destroyed or damaged.”

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