Kabul car bomb kills girl
A CAR bomb has exploded near Australian Embassy vehicles travelling in Kabul, killing a young girl and wounding 22 people.
No Australians were injured in the attack, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.
“The Australian government extends its sympathies to families and friends of people killed and injured by this attack,” Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in a statement. “The attack again highlights the threat posed by terrorist and insurgent groups to the people of Afghanistan.”
Mohammad Musa Zahir, a doctor at the area’s Wazir Akbar Khan hospital, said the injured included five children and two women.
Kabul has recently seen a spate of large-scale militant attacks by the Taliban and also Islamic State.