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    Explosion in Afghan Capital Reportedly Kills 1, Injures 9 (PHOTOS)

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - An explosion has hit the central part of the Afghan capital of Kabul, killing one person and injuring nine others, the 1 TV broadcaster reported.

    The blast occurred not far from the Ghazi Stadium near a sit-in camp in support of the rights of Pashtuns in Pakistan, the 1 TV broadcaster reported.

    Further details of the incident remain unknown.

    One day earlier, at least 12 were killed and 40 wounded in a car bombing outside a sports stadium in Afghanistan's Helmand province. 

    ​READ MORE: Blast Hits Lashkargah City in Afghanistan, Casualties Reported

    Afghanistan is in a state of political and social turmoil, with government forces fighting the continuing Taliban* insurgency, while other extremist groups, such as Daesh*, have also expanded their activities both in the country and in the neighboring states.

    *Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS) and Taliban are terrorist groups banned in Russia


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