An explosion occurred on Friday near a mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul, with police confirming casualties.
Minutes after the explosion in the city’s diplomatic quarter, a column of black smoke rose into the sky and opened fire.
Khalid Zadran, a spokesman for the Kabul police chief, confirmed there were casualties, but could not provide numbers for those killed or injured.
Interior minister’s spokesman Abdul Nafi Taqor said the blast happened on the main road near the mosque. He said the reasons were being probed. Takore said that police teams are at the spot and the matter is being investigated.
Mosques have been the target of attacks in the past as well.
The blast took place near the Wazir Akbar Khan mosque, which was hit by a bomb in 2020, killing two people, including the mosque’s prayer leader.