At least seven people were killed and 10 others were wounded after a car bomb went off in Kabul’s PD 15 on Wednesday morning, officials said.
According to Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry, the incident took place at around 7:25 am in Qasim street in the city.
Mr. Rahimi further said that the attack targeted a car owned by “Garda World” foreign security company, leaving four international employees of the company injured.
A number of children are also among victims of the attack, MOI spokesman added.
No individual or group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet, but both the Taliban and Daesh militant groups have previously carried out similar attacks in the city.
The blast comes a day after President Ashraf Ghani announced that Anas Haqqani, Haji Mali Khan, and Hafiz Rashid, three top Haqqani Network commanders, would conditionally be released in exchange for the release of two foreign university professors who were kidnapped by the Haqqani Network in 2016.