21 killed, many injured in explosion near Afghan Foreign Ministry
The victims include employees of the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Culture.
An explosion near the Afghan Foreign Ministry killed at least 21 people, including employees of the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Culture and Taliban members, a Sputnik source revealed.
A massive blast rocked Kabul this afternoon in front of Afghanistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tolo News reported.
Earlier reports by Amu TV revealed that three people were killed and two were injured in the attack.
A Twitter user said the incident occurred during a meeting between a Chinese government delegation and Taliban representatives.
Earlier, a spokesperson for the Kabul security department, Khalid Zadran, confirmed that the blast near the Foreign Ministry caused casualties.
In December 2022, armed men opened fire inside a building in central Kabul that housed some foreigners.
At the time, residents of the Shahr-e-Naw area in central Kabul said shootings continued in the area after a powerful explosion. They said the attack was carried out at a hotel where Chinese and other foreigners usually stay.
More updates to follow...