A suicide car bomb targeting a foreign forces convoy rocked eastern Kabul early morning killing at least one civilian and injuring four in an area where many expatriates reside.
Witnesses reported a strong explosion and extensive damage to the facades of nearby houses. Security forces could be seen rushing to the scene as passers-by helped move the wounded. A horse was also badly injured in the blast and had to be shot dead in the street.
“Unfortunately around 9:00 am, a car bombing took place in Qabil Bay area of Kabul. The target of the attack was a foreign forces convoy,” ministry spokesman Najib Danish told AFP, giving the toll and adding that police are investigating.
His deputy, Nasrat Rahimi, said it was not clear if there were foreign casualties following the blast.
The bombing also comes just days after Afghan president Ashraf Ghani unveiled a plan for peace talks with the Taliban,including a proposal to eventually recognize them as a political party.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.