Blast hits Kabul after briefing on US-Taliban deal to withdraw 5,000 t – AuthenticAfrican

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Insurgent group claims responsibility for explosion that killed at least five civilians as US and Taliban agree deal ‘in principle’

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for a large explosion in the Afghan capital, just hours after a US envoy briefed the Afghan government on an agreement “in principle” with the insurgent group that would see 5,000 US troops leave the country within five months.

Interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahmi said at least five civilians were killed and around 50 wounded, but said the toll could still rise because a number of homes were destroyed.

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