According to sources, the powerful explosion in the capital city of Afghanistan resulted in the injuries of several people.
The Kabul blast today occurred during rush hour. According to witnesses, the huge sound shook their office building, with sporadic gunfire and the wail of ambulance sirens piercing the air. On the other side, the injured were taken to hospital and ambulances ferrying still more.
The blast hit a densely populated area surrounding the ministry of defense, interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said. A truck loaded with explosives was detonated near the ministry’s engineering department, a security official said.
Kabul’s chief police spokesman, Firdous Faramaz, said there was a loud explosion, but gave no details. No militant group has yet claimed responsibility. Tens of injured people have been taken to hospitals, said health ministry spokesman Wahidullah Mayar, with ambulances expected to bring in more.