Large blasts in Kabul kills three, injures 11

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Kabul, Jan 17: Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan 17: A large blast killing three and injuring 11 took place at the heavily guarded road between the German Embassy and a U.S. military base, setting the embassy on fire. The 11 injured include four US troops.

Firefighters doused the embassy with water.

A spokesman for the German Embassy, Philipp Wendel, said he couldn't immediately give any information on the attack. "Unfortunately we have a tight security situation right now,'' he said.

Lt. Col. Chris Kubik, a spokesman for the US military, said four US personnel were wounded by shrapnel from the blast.

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"It did not breach the wall (of the base). "It was fairly close but I can't tell you if they were targeting us or not, " he said.

"At least seven Afghan civilians were also wounded," said Interior Ministry spokesman Zemeri Bashary.

The German Embassy shares a small, two-lane road with Camp Eggers, a US base that serves as the headquarters for soldiers training Afghan police and army personnel. Dozens of armed Afghan security personnel guard the street, and blast walls of concrete line the road.

The explosion damaged several vehicles on the street.

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OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)

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