At least fifteen people were killed and more than 90 injured after a powerful bomb went off in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul.
The bombing occurred near the German and Iranian embassies, a public health official said.
The official also said that the number of casualties may still rise.
Since there are many embassies and government buildings are located in the same area, the precise target of the attack is not clear.
The blast, believed to be a car bomb, struck at around 8:30am local time Wednesday.
According to Pajhwok Afghan News, dozens of people were killed and more than 100 injured.
TOLO News reported that most victims of the attack are believed to be civilians, including employees of a local mobile phone company, Roshan.
A spokesman for Kabul police, Basir Mujahid, said the attack was caused by a car bomb.
“It was a car bomb near the German embassy, but there are several other important compounds and offices near there too. It is hard to say what the exact target is,” Mujahid said.
Eyewitnesses also said that the explosion was so strong that it shattered all windows in nearby buildings and torn off some door hinges.
Several journalists tweeted that their offices were damaged.