80 killed, over 350 wounded in Kabul explosion

At least 80 people have been killed and more than 350 others have been wounded, when a heavy explosion rocked Kabul city earlier today. 

The Ministry of Interior spokesman Najib Danish confirmed the incident has taken place close to the Zanbaq square in the 10th police district of the city.

He said a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives in the area.

The blast, according to reports, happened near the Wazir Akbar Khan Area, not far from the presidential palace. Windows and doors of several embassy buildings within the blast vicinity were damaged. Meanwhile, External Affairs Minister of India, Sushma Swaraj confirmed that the staff at the Indian Embassy in Kabul are safe.

No group including the Taliban insurgents has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

More details awaited.



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