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Blast Rocks Afghan Capital

Afghan officials say a bomb blast has rocked the capital, Kabul.

The attack Tuesday comes on the day the international military coalition is scheduled to hold a ceremony marking the beginning of the final phase of security transition to Afghan forces across the nation.

Authorities say a lawmaker, Mohammed Mohiq, was the target of the blast near the Independent Human Rights Commission. The French News Agency reports that Mohiq was not hurt in the explosion.

The Taliban has been executing an intense campaign of violence in the run-up to Tuesday's handover.

The transition is a major milestone of the 12-year-old war.

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