Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, was shaken by a loud bomb blast on Tuesday. The smoke produced by this was seen far in the high sky. According to reports, gunshots were also heard after the blast. It has also been claimed that the blast took place in the Shirpur area where several senior Afghan officials, including Afghanistan’s Defense Minister Bismillah Mohammadi, live. So far no organization has claimed responsibility for the attack. TOLO News reported that a car bomb exploded outside Bismillah’s house. This information was given by the security personnel present on the spot. The report, quoting sources, claimed that shots were fired after the blast and some gunmen entered the Defense Minister’s house. Journalist Bilal Sarvari has tweeted and claimed that it was a suicide attack. According to the news agency Reuters report, there are several diplomatic quarters where the blast took place. The market area here is also very crowded. There are many government buildings here, including the presidential palace. Apart from this, there are also offices of many embassies and international media organizations.
[Attribution to NBT]