Rabat – On Wednesday morning a truck bomb exploded in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. At least 80 people were killed and hundreds wounded after the attack which rocked the area near the presidential palace near Zanbaq Square.The blast, which happened during the morning rush hour, caused widespread panic and reportedly left a crater that was about four meters deep. After two hours, smoke was still rising from the scene and shops nearly a mile away from the blast experienced blown out windows.According to a statement from the police chief in Kabul, the bomb consisted of a tanker truck packed with explosives. Video footage, captured by witness, shows the extent of the damage to buildings in the area. Security around the blast site was tight and included forces from the coalition led by the United States. Afghan forces patrolled the scene while intelligence officers checked the paperwork of workers to prevent the possibility of a follow up attack.The German Embassy, which is located close to Zanbaq Square, was extensively damaged and at least one Afghan security guard employed by the embassy had been killed. Many German nationals had reportedly been injured and photos show victims using makeshift bandages.The attacks came a few days into the holy month of Ramadan.

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