The U.S. envoy for Afghan peace Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad reacted to a deadly car bomb explosion in West of Kabul city which the Taliban claimed responsibility for.

Ambassador Khalilzad said in a Twitter post “Indiscriminate attacks and intentional Injury to civilians are never warranted. We condemn the attack today in Kabul for which the Taliban claimed responsibility, and in which scores were killed and reportedly more than 145 injured, including many civilians.”

Furthermore, Ambassador Khalilzad said “The focus should be on immediately reducing violence as we move closer to intra-Afghan negotiations that will produce a political roadmap and a permanent ceasefire.”

A suicide bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives close to Police District#6 police station in West of Kabul city earlier today.

The Taliban group claimed responsibility for the attack, claiming that the attack inflicted heavy casualties on security personnel in a recruitment center.

However, the security and public health officials said the explosion inflicted heavy casualties on ordinary civilians.

The Senior Deputy Interior Minister for Security Gen. Khoshal Sadat said the car bomb explosion in Kabul has killed at least 14 people.

Speaking during a press conference earlier today, Gen. Sadat said the explosion also wounded 145 other people.