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At least 18 killed and over 100 injured in powerful blast in Afghan capital

According to the country's Interior Ministry, the attack targeted a police station

MOSCOW, August 7. /TASS/. A powerful blast went off in the west of Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 18, TOLOnews TV channel has reported, citing a source in security agencies.

More than 100 others were wounded, mostly civilians, including women and children.

Earlier reports said 80 people were injured.

According to the country’s Interior Ministry, a bomb-laden car exploded. The attack targeted a police station.

Afghanistan’s radical movement Taliban (outlawed in Russia) has claimed responsibility for the blast, the TV channel reported.