At least seven people were killed and seven wounded when a car bomb exploded during Kabul’s busy morning on Wednesday, an interior ministry spokesman said.
The spokesman, Nasrat Rahimi, said the bomb had gone off in a neighbourhood which is near the interior ministry and north of Kabul airport. He said the dead were all civilians. “This is the initial information, more details later,” he added.
A source at the interior ministry said the blast was exploded by a suicide bomber in the car, and that it had targeted a convoy of government vehicles on a main road.
The blast came one day after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced that Kabul would release three high ranking Taliban prisoners in an apparent prisoner swap with Western hostages who were kidnapped by the insurgents in 2016.