A suicide bomber detonated his explosives at the gate of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) in Darulaman in PD 6 of Kabul city killing seven people and wounded 13 others, officials have confirmed.
The explosion took place shortly after 4.30pm on Sunday afternoon.
The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development's spokesman Faridoon Azhand told TOLOnews that the explosion happened outside the gate when ministry staff were leaving work for the day.
However eyewitnesses said it appeared that the suicide bomber might have targeted a vehicle carrying foreigners who were leaving the ministry.
Kabul police also said the suicide attacker probably wanted to target a vehicle of foreigners leaving the ministry, but they were not harmed.
Officials also said that at least another six people were wounded in the attack.
Residents in the area took to social media immediately after the blast and said the explosion had been fairly big.
This is the second time in just over a month that this ministry had been targeted.
On June 11, at least 17 people were killed, and 40 wounded - also in a suicide bombing.
The suicide bomber in this attack also targeted ministry staff when they were leaving work for the day.