A car bomb exploded close to a international compound within the east of Kabul on Monday, wounding greater than 40 individuals, officers mentioned, within the newest assault to rock the Afghan capital.

There was no instant declare of accountability for the assault, however inside ministry spokesman Najib Danish mentioned the blast had focused Inexperienced Village, the place some international staff are primarily based.

Well being ministry spokesman Wahidullah Mayar mentioned on Twitter that “greater than 40 individuals are wounded”.

Till lately some UN workers lived and labored on the compound, however Danish mentioned the world was now largely empty and “solely numerous guards” had been left.

“Residential homes close by have sustained heavy damages,” Danish mentioned.

“Particular police forces’ items have been deployed to the location to examine if there are extra attackers.”

The most recent assault comes as US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad visits the area for conferences aimed toward bringing an finish to the struggle in Afghanistan, which by some estimates was the world’s deadliest battle zone in 2018.


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