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Afghanistan: suicide bomber kills eight in military bus blast

In Afghanistan, at least eight people have been killed and 13 others wounded after a suicide bomber attacked a military bus in Kabul.

The explosion took place in a heavily secured area of the city near the capital’s university.

The Taliban has admitted being behind the attack.

‘‘I suddenly heard a huge explosion while I was walking on the road. After that, smoke and dust was covering the whole area. When I reached the scene, several people had been killed,’‘ one eyewitness said.

Police say at least five of the dead were Afghan air force personnel.

The latest violence in the Afghan capital comes amid heightened political tension over the country’s disputed second round presidential run-off, with candidate Abdullah Abdullah claiming fraud.

Afghanistan is still awaiting the election result.

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