KABUL: At least 10 people have been killed after a deadly car bomb attack shook a high security zone east of the Afghan capital, which houses the US Embassy and other diplomatic missions.
The blast took place on Thursday in Shash Darak, a heavily fortified area adjacent to the Green Zone and home to several important complexes including the National Directorate of Security (NDS), the Afghan intelligence service.
Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said at least 10 people have been killed in the attack that was claimed by the Taliban group.
“Ambulances and rescue teams are being rushed to the blast site,” Rahimi added.
The police sealed off the area after the second major Taliban attack since Monday.
Video footage and photographs posted on social media showed several cars and small shops ripped apart and police cordoning off the road.