Blast Hits Afghan Capital Kabul, Multiple Injuries Reported

January 27, 2018 Updated: January 27, 2018    

An explosion rocked the Afghan capital, Kabul on Saturday, Jan. 27, reporters were told, targeting an area with numerous foreign embassies and government buildings.

According to the BBC, over 50 have been injured in what is described as a suicide bombing.

A figure of 75 has been cited by Russia Today reporters, who claim an eyewitness told that the blast was caused by a car bomb that exploded near the gates of the old Interior Ministry building. Offices of the European Union and the High Peace Council are located in the vicinity.

While one news agency reported several people had been killed, it was not immediately clear whether there were any fatalities from the blast, which comes a week after a deadly attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in the city.

 

No groups have claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

Reuters contributed to this report.