At least 10 people were killed and 68 wounded on Monday (July 1) , after a large blast rocked the diplomatic district of Kabul. The bomb went off during morning rush hour in the capital when the streets were filled with people.
As per reports, a car bomb exploded outside a defence ministry building. Militants then ran into a nearby high-rise located in a crowded market and began firing down on the ministry. Police and special Afghan security forces were swarming the area and cordoned it off. Sporadic gunfire could be heard.
Reuters witnesses said the sound shook their office building. Kabul police officials confirmed there had been an explosion, but gave no immediate details. No group immediately claimed responsibility, and police said they did not yet know the target or nature of the blast.
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