(Taliban training video, 2019)

Taliban Claim Blast in Afghan Capital as U.S. Reaches Draft Peace Deal

The Taliban claimed responsibility for a car bomb explosion that rocked the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday, killing at least five people and wounding dozens more and shaking windows and doors in houses several kilometers away from the blast.

The explosion came as a senior U.S. diplomat was visiting Kabul to brief Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on a draft peace accord reached with the insurgents that could see thousands of U.S. troops withdrawn from Afghanistan.

The blast hit close to Green Village, a large compound used by staff of international organizations, sending a column of smoke and flame into the sky.

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