Update: Blast in Kabul's diplomatic area injures Over 80 people, casualties expected to rise
May 31, Kabul: A bomb blast in Kabul's diplomatic area on Wednesday morning, has left nine dead and injured over 80 people.
According to the Afghan health ministry, at least nine people have been killed and 84 injured, in the blast alledgedly caused by a vehicle bomb in central Zanbaq Square, with windows and doors blown out hundreds of metres away.
The injured people have been taken to hospitals after a powerful explosion rocked the Afghan capital near the German and Iranian embassies, according to Kabul police, doctors and local journalists.
Eyewitnesses on social media said the blast was so strong it shattered all windows in nearby buildings. Some doors were also torn off their hinges, Reuters reported.
No group has taken responsibility for the attack, but last month the Taliban had announced the start of a major spring offensive, saying their main focus would be foreign forces.
The Oslo Times International News Network