At least two people were killed or wounded in an explosion triggered by a magnetic bomb in Kabul city earlier this morning, the security officials said.

Basir Mujahid, a spokesman for Kabul Police Commandment, said the incident took place in the vicinity of Kote Sangi area located in 5th police district of the city.

Mujahid further added that the magnetic bomb was planted in a private Toyota Corolla type vehicle which went off at around 8:20am local time today.

He said the blast left the driver of the vehicle dead while another individual was wounded in the explosion.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility for the explosion.

The anti-government armed elements have stepped up magnetic bomb attacks in Kabul city and other large cities and provinces of the country during the recent years.