At least three individuals had been killed and 7 wounded, mentioned Ghulam Dastagir Nazari, a well being ministry spokesperson, including that clashes had been persevering with.
A senior safety official mentioned the blast appeared to have been triggered by a automobile bomb and the obvious goal was the residence of a member of parliament.
Two gunmen had been nonetheless within the space and clashing with Afghan safety forces, the official mentioned. Several houses belonging to Afghan officers, lawmakers and outstanding residents had been beneath siege within the persevering with clashes, residents mentioned.
The metropolis’s Emergency Hospital mentioned in a tweet it had thus far obtained six individuals wounded within the assault.
No group instantly claimed accountability.
Minutes after the blast a whole bunch of civilians in Kabul got here out on to the streets and chanted Allahu Akbar (God is Greatest) to precise their help for Afghan authorities forces and opposition to the Taliban.
The in a single day march spilled throughout town with largely males and a few girls becoming a member of within the demonstrations, carrying candles and Afghan flags to sign united opposition to the hardline Islamist group. “The entire world can select to be silent about what’s going on in Afghanistan however we won’t and will not keep quiet anymore, we’ll stand facet by facet with our safety forces till our final breath,” mentioned a demonstrator in Kabul on situation of anonymity.
Last week residents in western Herat braved the streets regardless of close by combating to protest towards the Taliban. Other cities shortly organized to hitch the mantra from their houses within the evenings, as a message of help for embattled safety forces.
Clashes between Afghan forces and the Taliban have intensified throughout the nation with the rebel group gaining management over examine factors, buying and selling posts and infrastructure tasks.
Afghan forces appealed to residents of the southern metropolis of Lashkargah to depart their houses and keep away from areas the place the Taliban had been taking management, as they intend to launch operations towards the group.
The Taliban mentioned their fighters in Kabul killed a district governor of central Maidan Wardak province on Tuesday, the newest in a sequence of killings by the rebel group aimed at eliminating senior authorities officers and social activists.