14 dead as blast rocks foreign embassy district in Afghan capital, Kabul

toloNews: Bombing Rocks Kabul's Green Zone, Casualties Feared

Hospital officials told TOLOnews that at least seven people were killed and 21 wounded.

Daesh claimed responsibility for the latest attack through its propaganda website Amaq.

The so-called Islamic State has said it was behind the attack. "It was a frightful scene", one witness told Afghanistan's Tolo news.

AFP reporters heard a loud explosion around 4pm (1130 GMT) just as workers would have been leaving their offices to go home, followed by the sirens of emergency services. Witnesses say police vehicles, ambulances were seen heading towards the scene of blast.

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After decades of struggle, critics say Mr Barzani made one of his biggest mistakes by pushing hard for a September 25 referendum . In just a few hours, the city the Kurds regard as sacred was gone, along with other Kurdish-held territory across the north.

Afghan policemen carry an injured man after a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan on October 31.

Police confirm the blast near many foreign embassies and government departments in the Wazir Akbar Khan area. The suicide attack took place near a gate of the academy, near Qambar square.

On October 20 a suicide bomber pretending to be a worshipper blew himself up inside a Shiite mosque during evening prayers, killing 56 and wounding 55.

Last week a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden care near the Afghan military academy in the capital city, killing 15 cadets and wounding several others.

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