Afghanistan: 8 killed in powerful bomb blast outside Kabul University

A powerful bomb detonated by Muslim terrorists outside the gates of Kabul University in the Afghan capital Friday killed at least 8 people and wounded 33 others.

The early morning explosion also set two vehicles ablaze, although it was not clear if the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber or a remotely detonated bomb, according to Kabul police spokesman Ferdous Faramarz.

Sources said the explosion happened when a number of students were waiting outside the university to attend an exam.

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The university compound also houses several hostels where many students stay over the summer, attending classes and conducting research.

No terror group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, the latest to target Kabul.

Both the Taliban and ISIS often stage large-scale bombings in the city, targeting Afghan forces, government officials and minority Shiites.

On July 8, Taliban terrorists detonated a car bomb near the office of Afghanistan’s main intelligence service killing eight security personnel and six civilians, including a child.

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