Afghanistan: Suicide bomber targets foreign convoy in Kabul

KABUL: A police official in Kabul said that a suicide car bomber has targeted a foreign convoy just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the US embassy. According to reports, at least one person has died in the blast. 

Faird Afzalai, the chief of criminal investigations for Kabul's police, said on Tuesday that the bomber targeted a foreign convoy, but he did not immediately have information about what kind of convoy or the number of casualties.

The blast happened on a busy road that runs from the US embassy to the airport. A white plume of smoke could be seen rising in the sky after a blast rattled windows in nearby neighborhoods.

The attack comes as the country's two presidential contenders continue negotiations to form some sort of national unity government. 

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