An explosion hit the vehicle of the United Nations organization in the capital Kabul, the Interior Ministry confirmed.
Nasrat Rahimi, the Interior Minsitry Spokesman said the blast took place at around 6:20 pm [Kabul time] in Bukhar Khana area in PD9 of Kabul City.
One foreign national was killed and five civilians including two staff members of the United Nations were injured after a grenade was thrown on UN vehicle, Rahimi added.
Immediately, there was no claim of responsibility for the attack.
In a statement, the UN in Afghanistan condemned the attack in the strongest possible terms.
“It is with profound sadness that the UN family in Afghanistan confirms the killing tonight of a colleague, as well as injuries to two others, when a UN-marked vehicle was attacked in Kabul,” the UN statement said.
Further information about the identity of the international employee will be released in the immediate future, the statement added.