At least four people were killed and several others injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up at a bank close to the US embassy compound in Kabul on Tuesday. The explosion rocked Kabul’s famous Massoud Square at around 10 am local time. Buildings in the area also sustained considerable damage due to the explosion.
The bomber hit the entrance to a Kabul Bank branch in the Massoud Square area which is close to the main diplomatic quarter, ministry spokesman Najib Danish said.
While Danish said at least four people had been killed and three wounded, the public health ministry said separately that one dead and eight wounded had been brought to city hospitals.
There has been no immediate claim of responsibility. The attack is latest in a series of suicide attacks in Kabul where 209 civilians were killed and 777 injured in the first half of the year alone.
Interior Ministry spokesperson Najib Danish confirmed that the blast happened at the entrance to a Kabul Bank branch, not far from the embassy. The explosion comes a week after United States President Donald Trump committed American soldiers to Afghanistan indefinitely.