November 13, 2019 / 4:20 AM / a month ago

Seven killed after car bomb blast near Afghan interior ministry in Kabul

KABUL, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Seven people were killed and seven injured on Wednesday after a car bomb explosion near the interior ministry in the Afghan capital of Kabul, a government spokesman said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

It came a day after two Taliban commanders and a leader of the Haqqani militant group were released in exchange for two professors, an American and an Australian, in a development some analysts had hoped could defuse violence in Afghanistan. (Reporting by Abdul Qadir Sediqi in Kabul; Writing by Alasdair Pal; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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