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Afghanistan capital Kabul hit by suicide attack

Explosions and gunfire in the centre of the Afghan capital, Kabul, have left at least 17 people dead, officials say.

A suicide bomber detonated explosives near Kabul's main shopping centre. Several smaller blasts followed and two other attackers were shot dead.

The Taliban said it was responsible. Four Indians, a Frenchman, an Italian and two policemen were among the dead.

Chris Morris reports from Kabul.

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