Kabul bomb blast targets foreign aid group officials

Smoke rises from the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan May 8, 2019, in this still image taken from a video obtained by social media. REUTERS

A car bomb targeted an international aid organisation in an upscale area of Kabul, the Afghan capital on Wednesday, the third day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, sending a plume of smoke and dust into the sky, security officials said.

The attack targeted the office of non-profit Counterpart International in the Shahr Naw area of Kabul, they added.

A health ministry spokesman, Wahidullah Mayar, said nine wounded people had been taken to hospital.

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