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URGENT ¥¥¥ Taliban claims Kabul suicide attack during Hagel visit

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The Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb in central Kabul during a visit to the Afghan capital Saturday by new US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

"This was not a direct attack to target him but we want to send a message that we are always capable of hitting Kabul even when the top US defence official is there," Zabiullah Mujahid told AFP by telephone.

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