Blast hits Afghan capital Kabul near contractor's compound

by Reuters
Monday, 4 January 2016 14:28 GMT

KABUL, Jan 4 (Reuters) - A large explosion hit Kabul on Monday, hours after a suicide bomber blew himself up near a police checkpoint in the Afghan capital, Reuters reporters heard.

A police official said the blast appeared to come from a vehicle bomb near a compound for contractors close to the airport. There were no immediate details of damage or casualties. (Reporting by Hamid Shalizi and James Mackenzie; Editing by Alison Williams)

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