The casualties’ toll from yesterday’s explosion in Kabul city has climbed to 41 as security officials blame Taliban for the deadly incident.

Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior said preliminary reports indicate the Taliban group was behind the explosion.

Rahimi further added that Taliban group usually denies involvement in bombings which claim civilian lives.

Meanwhile, officials in the Ministry of Public Health say the explosion killed 8 civilians and wounded 33 others.

The explosion took place close to Kabul University earlier on Friday.

The eyewitnesses in the area had earlier said the explosion also destroyed two vehicles besides killing or wounding civilians.