"I was just outside my restaurant, and suddenly I heard a huge explosion," said Ahmad Shah, 23, who works in a small eatery near the hotel. "I saw a large fire right at the gate of the City Center."
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It's in part because of increased security concerns in the past year, but it's "especially because of the announcement about the coalition leaving," Mr. Shah said.
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