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95+ injured in Taliban car-bomb attack on Kabul police station

Afghans look at at a car hit damaged a suicide bomb blast in Kabul, Afghanistan May 31, 2019. (Omar Sobhani/Reuters)

This article was originally published by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and is reprinted with permission.

At least 95 people were wounded when a car bomb exploded on August 7 outside a police station in Kabul, government officials said.

The Taliban claimed responsibility in a statement, saying that one of its suicide bombers carried out the attack, which had targeted a “recruitment center.”

“A large number of soldiers and police were killed or wounded,” the Taliban said in an August 7 statement.

However, it wasn’t immediately clear if anyone was killed in the attack, which occurred in the western part of the Afghan capital during the morning rush hour.

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The device exploded when a vehicle stopped at a checkpoint outside the station, said Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi.

The attack reportedly targeted police district 6 (PD6) headquarters in the Golaee Dawa Khana area of Kabul.

Eyewitnesses said gunfire could be heard after the explosion.

A Health Ministry spokesman said 34 people were brought into hospitals with injuries.

Despite peace talks between the Taliban and the United States, there has been no let-up in violence in Afghanistan.