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At Least 90 Dead, Hundreds Wounded In Huge Kabul Blast


KABUL -- The Afghan government has raised the death toll from a huge truck-bomb blast in the center of Kabul to 90.

The May 31 explosion ripped through Kabul's diplomatic quarter at the peak of the morning rush hour during the holy month of Ramadan, shattering windows far from the site and sending black smoke into the sky.

"In this powerful attack 90 people have been killed and 400 wounded, including many women and children," the Afghan government's media center said, with the Health Ministry warning the toll would continue to rise as more bodies were pulled from the debris.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the powerful blast. Similar attacks in the past have been carried out by the Taliban and the Islamic State (IS) group.

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