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    Yet another explosion shatters Afghanistan's capital city Kabul on Tuesday morning, killing two people and injuring two more; Taliban claims responsibility.

    MOSCOW, January 13 (Sputnik) — Two people died and two more suffered injuries from a bomb blast in Afghanistan's capital city Kabul on Tuesday morning, DPA news agency reported, citing local police.

    "A bomb planted in a vehicle exploded in Police District 7 early this morning," police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai was quoted as saying by DPA.

    The Taliban militant group claimed responsibility for the blast, the news agency reported.

    Earlier reports suggested one person was killed and four more were injured.

    The explosives, placed in a civilian Toyota Corolla car, targeted a vehicle belonging to national intelligence authorities, news agency Khaama Press reported.

    The Taliban political movement, formed in the 1990s, is seeking to establish strict sharia law in Afghanistan and overthrow the country's US-backed government. According to the United Nations, about 10,000 civilians were killed or wounded as a result of violence in Afghanistan in 2014.

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