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    US Condemns Taliban's 'Callous' Attack in Kabul as 'Extraordinary Cowardice'

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    The United States strongly condemns deadly attacks in the Afghan city of Kabul on Wednesday, US Embassy in Afghanistan said in a statement.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, a heavy blast occurred in Kabul. According to the Khaama Press, the explosion took place in the city's sixth police district.

    "To callously target Afghan men and women who devote their lives to serving and defending their fellow citizens, as the Taliban did today, is an act of extraordinary cowardice," the embassy stated on Wednesday.

    The Taliban terror group, outlawed in Russia, took responsibility for the blast.

    Afghanistan is in a state of political and social turmoil, with government forces fighting the continuing Taliban insurgency. The instability has persisted in the country since the 2001 US-led invasion to defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda in the wake of the 9/11 attacks in the United States.

    The lack of control and instability turned the country into home to the largest opium poppy production and distribution network in the world.

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