Kabul Car Bomb, July 7 2008

Kabul Car Bomb, July 7 2008, 08:30 local time. A car bomb went off on a crowded street Monday near the Indian Embassy in Afghanistan, killing at least 41 people and wounding more than 100, officials said. Authorities said the attack in the capital of Kabul was the work of a suicide bomber, and it prompted swift condemnation from the Afghan president, the Indian government, NATO and the White House.

Among those killed was an Indian defense attaché and a political consul, said an Indian diplomatic source. The person spoke to CNN anonymously because he is not authorized to comment officially. Also killed were two embassy security guards and six Afghan police officers, Afghan officials said. Another 139 were injured.

"It is very important to say that among the dead were innocent civilians and shopkeepers, women and children," said Interior Ministry spokesman Zemarai Bashary.

The formal event was set for 1 hour before to 3 hours after the attack, 03:00 to 07:00 UTC. The result is a fairly flat trace with Chisquare 14435.695 on 14400 df, for p = 0.415 and Z = 0.214.

Kabul Car Bomb,
July 7 2008

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