At least 80 killed, over 350 wounded in Kabul explosion

DN Bureau

The Afghan National Security Force (ANSF) has deployed its team in the area for rescue and counter-insurgency operations.

Blast took place near Indian Embassy in Kabul
Blast took place near Indian Embassy in Kabul

Kabul: At least nine persons have been killed and over 90 wounded in massive explosion that occurred in the diplomatic enclave of Afghanistan capital Kabul on Wednesday morning.

Tolo News quoted sources at the Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital, as saying earlier that two persons had died and 90 had been wounded in the blast.



The Al Jazeera web site, quoting officials, reported that the suicide car bomb attack, described as "one of the biggest" to have hit the Afghan capital, has killed at least nine people and wounded 92.


Khamma Press quoted Ministry of Interior spokesman Najib Danish, as confirming that the incident had taken place close to Zanbaq Square in the city's 10th police district.


He was further quoted, as saying that a suicide bomber had detonated a vehicle packed with explosives in the area.


The Ministry of Public Health officials were quoted, as saying that more than 60 people in wounded condition had been shifted to various hospitals so far.


The Khamma Press said that no group, including the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the incident so far.


Meanwhile,  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said in her tweet that all staff at the Indian Embassy were safe and not affected by the huge blast in Kabul's diplomatic enclave. (With ANI Inputs)

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