What We Know: The Kabul Bombing

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What We Know

■ At least 80 people were killed and 350 wounded on Wednesday when explosives were detonated in Kabul’s diplomatic quarter, near the German Embassy. An official traced the blast to a tanker truck.

■ The attack was one of the deadliest in the Afghan war, and the toll was expected to rise.

■ The explosion could be heard throughout the central city. Windows were shattered a mile away.

■ The German Embassy was extensively damaged, and an Afghan security guard working there was killed.

What We Don’t Know

■ Who is responsible for the attack. A spokesman for the Taliban said they were not behind the bombing.

■ Whether the target was one of the embassies, the presidential palace or something else.