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Afghanistan: Fire sweeps through Kabul market

At least six hundred shops have been destroyed by a fire which swept through a market in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

No-one was injured in the blaze but the fire destroyed much of the goods on sale and forced traders to flee.

Kabul's main money exchange, which is located within the market, was evacuated before the fire reached it.

The BBC's Bilal Sarwary is in the city and said there are fears the fire could reignite.

  • 23 Dec 2012