A massive explosion rocked a highly secure diplomatic area of Kabul during rush hour on Wednesday morning, killing at least 64 and injuring 320.
Authorities said the blast was so heavy that more than 30 vehicles were either destroyed or damaged at the site of the attack. “We don’t know at this moment what was the target of the attack, but most of the casualties are civilians,” said Danish.
Windows were shattered in shops, restaurants and other buildings up to a half mile from the blast site.
“There are a large number of casualties, but I don’t know, how many people are killed or wounded,” said an eyewitness at the site, Gul Rahim.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the blast but both the Taliban and the Islamic State group have staged large-scale attacks in the Afghan capital in the past. (Read more from “DIPLOMATIC DISTRICT ROCKED: at Least 64 Dead, More Than 300 Hurt in Kabul Suicide Car Bombing” HERE)