Blast occurs near Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan Mosque in Kabul

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Wazir Akbar Khan, the area of the blast, is known as the green zone and is the location of foreign diplomatic missions.

According to Abdul Nafi Takoor, the Interior Ministry spokesman, the explosion occurred when the worshippers were leaving the mosque, and the victims were civilians.

Security forces have arrived at the blast site in Kabul and are blocking off traffic. Eyewitnesses told TOLOnews that the explosion was caused by a magnetic bomb.

There are no official numbers available yet about casualties. However, Emergency NGO tweeted that its surgical centre has received 14 casualties from today’s blast, and “4 of them were already dead on arrival.”

No one has claimed responsibility for the blast. Wazir Akbar Khan, the area of the blast, is known as the green zone and is the location of foreign diplomatic missions. ­–tolonews

 

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