KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A truck bomb killed at least 15 people and injured hundreds, mostly by flying glass, Friday in the first large-scale incident in Kabul, Afghanistan, in nearly a month.
The early-morning explosion near an Afghan army base in the city's heavily populated Shah Shaheed neighborhood collapsed several multistory buildings, broke windows, burned cars within a 100-meter (330 feet) radius and left a deep crater in a street. While the Taliban typically takes responsibility for similar, although less destructive, incidents, there has been no accountability for the explosion.
The blast occurred a week after the Taliban revealed its reclusive founder and leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, has been dead since 2013. Conflicts over his succession, within the Taliban, have complicated attempts at a new peace process for Afghanistan.