A very powerful vehicle bomb has hit diplomatic area of the capital city of Afghan, killing at least 80 people and 350 injuring and also send a huge plume of smoke over the Afghan Capital. Kabul blast was a suicide car bombing and was not known immediately. Ismail Kawasi, spokesman of public health ministry said about the Kabul blast, most of the casualties were civilians, including children and women.
Press image showed the German Embassy and other embassies located in this area heavily damaged in the flare-up. It was not known if any foreign diplomats were amid the fatalities.
No group accepts the responsibility of the blast. A statement from the Ministry of Interior Affairs says:
“It condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attack”
The statement added.
“These heinous acts go against the values of humanity as well values of peaceful Afghans. These attacks also demonstrate the extreme level of atrocity by terrorists against innocent civilians.”
The blast took place when Kabul’s rush hour at the peak and road are packed with work time customers. Najib Danish, deputy spokesperson for the interior ministry said:
“It went off close to a busy intersection in the Wazir Akbar Khan district.”
People are considered Kabul is the safest area with foreign embassies protected by dozens of 10-ffot high blast walls, guarded by police, national security forces, and government offices. Foreign Ministry, German embassy, and Presidential Palace are all in the same area, Canadian, Chinese, Turkish, Iranian, and British embassies are also there.
The Afghan President Ashraf Ghani statement from his office quoted as:
“The Terrorists, even in the Holy Month of Ramadan, the month of goodness, blessing, and prayer, are not stopping the killing of our innocent people.”
Pakistan also condiment the:
“Terrorist attack in Kabul this morning that has caused loss of precious human lives and injuries to many.”
Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said:
“The blast has caused damage to the residences of some Pakistani diplomats and staff, living in the close vicinity and inflicted minor injuries to some.”
Gul Rahim an eyewitness said:
“There are a large number of casualties, but I don’t know, how many people are killed or wounded,”
Kawasi said the injured people were admitted to different hospitals of Kabul. After the blast all roads in Wazir Akbar Khan were blocked off by Afghan safekeeping forces and helicopters were arranged over the neighborhood.