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Afghan officials say Kabul attack killed 14, wounds 145

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Posted at 5:16 AM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 07:16:09-04

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say 14 people were killed and 145 others were wounded in a Taliban suicide car bombing outside a police station in Kabul earlier in the day.

Deputy Interior Minister Khoshal Sadat told reporters that 92 of the wounded are civilians.

The Taliban said they had targeted a recruitment center for security forces.

Wednesday morning's shattering explosion occurred a day after a United States envoy and the Taliban reported progress in their talks on negotiating an end to the nearly 18-year war in Afghanistan.

Even as those talks continue, a growing number of civilians are being killed in Afghanistan. The United Nations has said July saw the highest number of civilian casualties in a single month since 2017, with more than 1,500 killed or wounded as insurgent attacks spiked.

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