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Suspected Suicide Bomber Kills At Least Nine In Kabul

28 September 2005 -- At least nine people were killed and 27 injured in what appeared to have been a suicide bomb attack at a military training center in Kabul.

Defense Ministry spokesman Mohammad Zahir Azimi said the attack was carried out by a man on a motorbike. The blast occurred when the man reportedly dressed in an army uniform crashed into the car park outside the training center in northern Kabul.

At least four of the dead were believed to be Afghan national army soldiers. Several vehicles were also destroyed. A spokesman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said ISAF had sent teams to help treat and evacuate casualties.

No one has claimed responsibility for the blast, but violence linked to rebels from the Taliban regime ousted by U.S.-led forces in late 2001 has left around 1,300 people dead this year.


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