Was Abdullah Abdullah Afghan CE Target of Today’s Kabul Blast?

Was Abdullah Abdullah Afghan CE Target of Today’s Kabul Blast?
Mon Jan 4, 2016 12:30:06

A bomber has detonated his explosives near the Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan’s capital, with no immediate information on possible casualties.

The attack happened before the arrival of a high ranking delegation headed by Afghanistan's Chief Executive, Abdullah Abdullah to the airport.

There were no immediate details on casualties or damage from the blast, which occurred in an area close to where a suicide bomber killed one person and wounded 33 last week, Reuters reports.

According to dispatches, earlier today, Afghan Special Forces prepared to clear insurgents barricaded in a house near the Indian consulate in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif after an overnight attack that coincided with an assault on an Indian air base near the border with Pakistan.

northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif after an overnight attack

A small group of gunmen tried unsuccessfully to break into the consulate late on Sunday and shut themselves into the house but security forces halted operations overnight and were proceeding cautiously to minimize civilian casualties.

Gunfire could be heard around the area and helicopters were circling overhead as army and police commandos surrounded the area in a residential district of the city, in Balkh province, which borders Uzbekistan.

At least one civilian was wounded but the Indian ambassador said all the consulate staff were safe.

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