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Afghanistan: Kabul suicide car bomb targets foreign forces, at least 2 dead

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By Keith Walker  with AP, Reuters
Afghanistan: Kabul suicide car bomb targets foreign forces, at least 2 dead

<p>Kabul’s heavily fortified diplomatic area has been rocked by an explosion.</p> <p>A suicide bomber drove a car crammed with explosives into a convoy of vehicles carrying Turkish delegates.</p> <p>The blast took place outside the gate of the Iranian embassy, located beside the Turkish mission in the area of Kabul that houses numerous diplomatic headquarters and foreign compounds.</p> <p>One Turkish soldier and one Afghan civilian were killed in the attack. At least one other person was wounded.</p> <p>The Taliban quickly claimed responsibility but appeared to have mistaken the Turkish team for a US convoy, clarifying on Twitter that they had not intended to kill any other country’s citizens.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en" align=center><p>Details: The purpose of today's attack in Kabul was a convoy of US troops, the embassy or any other country nationals were not objective.</p>— zabihullahmujahid (@zabihmujahid) <a href="https://twitter.com/zabihmujahid/status/570840164240486401">February 26, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>“The purpose of today’s attack in Kabul was a convoy of US troops. The embassy or any other country nationals were not objective,” Taliban spokesman Zabihulhah Mujahid tweeted.</p> <p>It is the second time an embassy in the Afghan capital has been hit by insurgents in recent months.</p> <p>In November a <a href="http://www.euronews.com/2014/11/27/british-national-among-five-dead-as-suicide-bomber-hits-embassy-vehicle-in-kabul/">Taliban suicide car bombing</a> killed six people in a British Embassy vehicle.</p>