An explosion in Kabul city killed or wounded at least 17 people earlier today, the officials said.

Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the ministry of interior confirmed that the explosion took place in the vicinity of Fahim Street in 15th district of the city at around 7:25 am local time.

Rahimi further added that the explosion targeted the vehicle of GardaWorld security company, killing 7 people and wounded 10 others, including 4 foreigners.

Another security source said a suicide bomber detonated his explosives close to a vehicle of the advisers of interior ministry.

The source further added that the explosion killed 12 people and wounded nearly 20 others.

No group including Taliban has so far claimed responsibility for the explosion.

Today’s explosion takes place a day after President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani announced the release of 3 senior Haqqani Network leaders including Anas Haqqani.


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