Number of injured in Kabul blast mounts to 68


The number of people injured in the heavy explosion that took place in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Monday morning reached 68, Health Ministry spokesman Wahidullah Mayar said.

According to Sputnik, a car bomb targeted Puli Mahmood Khan Area, not far from a logistic supply compound belonging to the Afghan Defence Ministry. Several diplomatic and security departments are located in the area.

The blast took place only a mile away from the presidential palace, followed by sporadic gunfire and other explosions.

Interior Ministry spokesman Nusrat Rahimi said there were two attackers, and they targeted the Defence Ministry’s facilities.

At least three journalists from Shamshad TV were reportedly injured in the blast. Also, officials from the Afghanistan Football Federation said that a number of their staff members and players received injuries, adding that their compound was damaged.