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    An explosion has rocked Afghanistan's capital Kabul, local media said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A truck bomb explosion has rocked Afghanistan's capital Kabul, local media said Monday.

    The Northgate guesthouse, located on Jalalabad Road in the Pul-e-Chakri area and frequented by foreigners, was hit by the bomb attack, the TOLOnews channel reported.

    No casualties have been reported, while four attackers are currently fighting in an attempt to get into guesthouse territory, the channel said, citing its own sources.

    The blast was shortly preceded by a blackout that hit most of the capital, according to witness accounts on Twitter.

    Afghanistan has been experiencing significant political, social and security-related instability for decades, as radical extremist organizations, including the Taliban, continue to stage attacks against civilian and military targets.

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