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Explosion hits Kabul police HQ

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  • Attack comes as authorities declare progress in dealing with city bombings
  • Afghan officials initially said suicide truck bomb had exploded
  • There may still have been a truck explosion nearby, CNN's Nic Robertson said
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KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Militants used a wooden cart to fire at least two rockets at close range into Kabul's police headquarters Saturday morning, killing at least five people and wounding five others, according to CNN's Nic Robertson who was on the scene.


Afghan officials were initially saying a suicide truck bomb appeared to have caused the damage, but Robertson said evidence at the scene revealed a small wooden car was used as a rocket launcher to fire the missiles into the headquarters just 50 yards away.

There may still have been a truck explosion nearby, Robertson said. E-mail to a friend E-mail to a friend

CNN's Sarah Sultoon and Nic Robertson in Kabul contributed to this report

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