Kabul: A suicide car bomber exploded himself near the diplomatic quarter in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, causing casualties, Xinhua said.

The attack occurred in front of Qazi Plaza, a shopping centre, along the Hamid Karzai International Airport road. 

“The explosion has caused casualties,” a source told Xinhua.

The Afghan Supreme Court and the US embassy are located near the site of the explosion. “The obvious target of the attack was a foreign convoy moving along the airport road,” a witness said.

Thick black smoke was seen rising at the site. Ambulances and police vehicles rushed to the site. 

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