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Kabul restaurant explosion kills 3

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At least three civilians were killed in an explosion in the Afghan capital Kabul, security officials said on Wednesday. Another 13 people were wounded in the blast that happened inside a restaurant in police district 3 of the city, police spokesman Khalid Zadran said.


Zadran added that the Taliban security forces were investigating the incident to discover the explosion's cause. Initially, local sources claimed that the blast happened during lunchtime as the restaurant was occupied mostly by the employees of the country's power utility company which is located near the blast site. Pro-Taliban media reported it was due to a gas cylinder leakage. The electricity company is headed and controlled by Taliban officials. - dpa


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