Suicide blast near gathering of top clerics in Kabul

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Kabul: A suicide blast has taken place near a gathering of top clerics in Afghanistan’s Kabul, shortly after they issued a fatwa against the ongoing conflict which called such attacks a sin, the capital’s police spokesman said today.
“Our initial information shows that the suicide attack took place when guests were exiting the hall” where the meeting was taking place at around 11.30 am (0700 GMT),” police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai told local broadcaster Tolo News.
“Unfortunately there are casualties, killed and wounded, but we don’t know how many.” The blast detonated outside the hall, he said. A security source confirmed it had been a suicide attack.(AFP)

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