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Saturday
May212011

Suicide Blast Kills Six in Kabul

ABC News(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- At least half a dozen people were killed in Kabul Saturday, during a suicide bombing attack at a hospital.

Officials say the attack occurred inside the Charsad Bestar Hospital, a military hospital located about 1500 feet from where the U.S. embassy is situated.

A suicide bomber reportedly walked into a tent where medical students were having lunch, and detonated an explosive device, killing six and injuring 23 others, officials say. Following the attack, some described the atmosphere around the Afghan capital city as being somewhat tense.

Outside the hospital authorities were on high alert as it was believed that a second suicide bomber might have been inside or nearby, however, no other attackers were found.

The Taliban has since claimed responsibility for the attack.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

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