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Kabul bomb blast: Explosion in embassy zone causes multiple casualties

Kabul bomb blast: Explosion in embassy zone causes multiple casualties

The blast took place in Wazir Akbar Khan area.

Ismail Kawoosi, spokesman for Afghanistan's public health ministry, said those wounded were taken to hospital for treatment.

In a statement, Defense Ministry spokesman Maj.

A suicide attacker riding a motorcycle blew himself up inside Kabul's heavily fortified diplomatic zone on Tuesday, killing at least three people and wounding 15, officials said. In a tweet, Swaraj said she had a talk with India's Ambassador to Afghanistan Manpreet Vohra after the attack and no Indian nationals were injured.

An explosion ripped through Kabul's Wazir Akbar Khan area where many foreign embassies and government departments are based.

The site of the explosion is about 500 meters (yards) from the American Embassy. Gen. Dawlat Waziri said: "At around 4 p.m. a suicide attack took place close to the worldwide affairs office of the Ministry of Defense".

According to a BBC report, the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack in which a suicide bomber, who was thought to be as young as 12 or 13, blasted him in central Kabul.