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Kabul Blast Causes Minor Damage


In Afghanistan, police are investigating an explosion that rocked a luxury hotel in the capital, Kabul, Saturday evening. The blast caused only minor damage and no casualties.

Afghan authorities and international peacekeepers say the explosion occurred in a garden, about 20 meters from Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel.

One Afghan official says the blast shattered windows, but caused no other damage to the building. A nearby wall was also reported damaged.

Police are investigating the incident, which they say may be linked to an anti-government insurgency, authorities say is led by remnants of the country's former Taleban rulers.

Conflicting accounts attributed the explosion to either a rocket or a planted bomb.

The Intercontinental, one of Kabul's most expensive hotels, is located within a guarded compound and is popular with foreign visitors.

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