The militants detonated a large Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device in Kabul city earlier tonight.

Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior confirmed that the explosion took place at around 9:45 pm local time close to Green Village.

Rahimi further added that the explosion killed 16 people and wounded 119 others including many civilians.

The Taliban group claimed responsibility for the attack claiming that many fighters of the group intruded into Green Village Compound after detonated a VBIED.

However, the interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said the militants detonated the VBIED among the civilian houses.

Rahimi also rejected the Taliban claims that the fighters of the group intruded into Green Village compound.