At least six civilians were killed and several others, including three Islamic Emirate forces, were wounded in a suicide attack near a security checkpoint in Malik Asghar Square in Kabul, a spokesman for the Kabul security department, Khalid Zadran said.
The eyewitnesses described the incident as a heavy explosion.
“It was around 3:00pm. We were at the office of the deputy minister. A blast occurred, when we came out, the situation was bad. We saw wounded and martyrs,” said Omar, a witness.
“We heard a sudden sound of a blast that happened near the ministry. We came out but they were not allowing anyone to get close,” Nadim, a witness.
Meanwhile, the Emergency NGO in Kabul said on Twitter that it has received 12 wounded from the blast near Foreign Ministry this afternoon while two other victims were already dead on arrival.
It added that one child is among those wounded in the explosion.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.