There was a huge explosion, which appeared to be a suicide bomb, near the Russian embassy in the Afghan capital of Kabul.
Early reports said that at least four people were killed dead and 24 injured.
So far no one has claimed responsibility for the attack which happened on Wednesday evening, local time.
Kabul blast’s pics pic.twitter.com/VJEN3Uvti8
— zakaria hassani (@zakariahassani4) January 20, 2016
The Afghan news agency TOLOnews is now reporting more than a dozen dead and injured:
#KabulBlast – More than a dozen dead and injured in a suicide bombing against a civilian bus close to Russian embassy
— TOLOnews (@TOLOnews) January 20, 2016
— Khalid Khan™ (@khalidkhan787) January 20, 2016
TASS news agency report:
According to a diplomatic source, no members of Russia’s embassy in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul have been injured in an explosion outside the mission’s building. “According to preliminary information, a bus with state officials (of Afghanistan) was bombed,” the source said. “No one was injured in the Russian embassy.” The diplomatic source also said the blast may be a conflict of local groups not aimed against Russia’s embassy.