The Taliban group has claimed responsibility for the deadly car bomb explosion in West of Kabul city.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed in a statement that the suicide attack targeted a recruitment center of the security forces.

Mujahid further added that the attack inflicted heavy casualties on security personnel.

According to the officials, the explosion killed 18 people and wounded more than 100 others.

The Ministry of Public Health had earlier said the rescue workers have so far shifted 95 wounded people to health facilities.

The officials in Public Health Ministry further added that the explosion has also wounded many women and children.

However, unconfirmed reports indicate the explosion has killed more than 40 people and wounded over 100 others, mostly civilians.