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Explosion hits protest in Afghan capital, reportedly at least 80 killed

At least two explosion has ripped through a protest march in the Afghan capital, Kabul, with  more than 80 dead and more than 207 injured, officials say.

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Police have yet to provide exact details on casualties but photographs posted to social media show dozens of casualties on the ground immediately after the blasts.

Early, unconfirmed reports indicate that a suicide bomber detonated explosives amid the demonstrators.

Demonstrators gathered from early Saturday morning in protest over the planned 500kV power line project that government intends to roll out. The controversial project will see a new power line run from Turkmenistan through Salang to Kabul.

Protestors want the power line to be routed through Bamiyan instead.

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