At least eight people, including a woman, were killed and more than 20 others were wounded in a car bomb blast near the residence of Acting Defense Minister Gen. Bismillah Mohammadi on Tuesday night, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.
The attack took place at around 8pm local time in Shirpoor area in Kabul's District 10 where most of the high-ranking government officials house are located.
First, a car bomb was donated close to the house of Mohammadi and then four gunmen entered a nearby house and fought against security guards.
The security forces arrived at the scene shortly after the attack and ambulances were also seen leaving the area within an hour of the start of the incident.
Three attackers entered the house of Mohammad Azim Mohseni, an MP from Baghlan shortly after the blast, sources said.
Mohseni confirmed that he was not at home when the attack happened.
“There were four to seven attackers,” security sources said.
A security source said that a security guard of Mohammadi’s house is among those killed, and another was wounded.
Mohammadi and his family were not at home when the attack took place.
Some lawmakers and Hibatullah Alizai, commander of the Afghan commando’s houses are also located in the area where the blast happened.
No group, including the Taliban, has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The Taliban in a statement today claimed responsibility for the attack.