At least 17 killed, 110 wounded in Afghan car bomb attack

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At least 17 people have been killed and 110 wounded in a suicide car bombing in the Afghan capital Kabul, officials say.

Nasrat Rahimi, deputy spokesperson for the Interior Ministry, said the attacker used an ambulance to get through one security checkpoint by telling police he was taking a patient to a nearby hospital.

He detonated his explosives at a second check point, Mr Rahimi said.

Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, claimed responsibility for the attack, which sent thick, dark smoke into the sky from from the site of the explosion near the government’s former Interior Ministry building.

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