May 31, 2017 / 6:43 AM / 3 months ago

At least 80 killed, 350 wounded in Kabul blast - health official

Smoke rises from the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan May 31, 2017.Hamid Sayedi

KABUL (Reuters) - A car bomb killed at least 80 people and wounded 350 in Kabul on Wednesday, when a powerful vehicle-borne bomb exploded in the middle of the Afghan capital, a public health official said.

The explosion occurred during the morning rush hour in a busy part of the Afghan capital that houses many foreign embassies and government departments.

The attack is one of the most serious seen in the Afghan capital for several months.

Reporting by Mirwais Harooni; Editing by Nick Macfie

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