An explosion and gunfire have been heard within the centre of the Afghan capital Kabul close to the ministry of data.
The explosion occurred at round 11:40 native time (07:10 GMT), ministry spokesperson Nasrat Rahimi stated.
Afghan safety have been partaking the attackers, he stated.
No group has but stated it carried out the assault, however it follows the suspension of talks between the federal government and Taliban insurgents.
The blast occurred in a busy downtown space close to considered one of Kabul’s hottest accommodations and the presidential palace.
The Serena Lodge, which is closely fortified, is likely one of the few nonetheless utilized by overseas vacationers.
Though the town nonetheless sees heavy combating, there have been no giant scale assaults concentrating on civilians in latest weeks.