An Afghan policeman stands guard at the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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A truck bomb exploded near an army compound in Kabul Friday, killing at least 15 people and wounding hundreds, police and government officials said, in the first major attack in the Afghan capital since the Taliban announced a new leader.Friday's explosion was the first bombing in Kabul since Mullah Akhtar Mansour took charge of the Taliban last week, and followed a rare truck bomb attack in an eastern province Thursday.Smaller bombs or suicide attacks are a weekly occurrence in the heavily fortified capital, but large truck bombs are rare.The Afghan war between the foreign-backed government and the Taliban has intensified since the NATO combat mission ended last year and most foreign troops were withdrawn.
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