Kabul: At least eight people died and more than 400 injured on Friday when a truck bomb went off in the eastern part of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, police said.
The incident occurred near an army camp in Shah Shahid area. All the victims were civilians, Xinhua quoted a security source as saying.
A nearby business centre was completely destroyed due to the blast.
Due to traffic police restriction, trucks are not allowed to run in Kabul during the day time.
No group or militant organisation has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.
The Taliban-led insurgency has been rampant since late April when the militant group launched its annual spring offensive in different places of the militancy-plagued Afghanistan which claimed hundreds of lives including militants, security personnel and civilians.
Nearly 1,600 civilians were killed and more than 3,300 others injured in Taliban-led attacks in the first six months of the year, according to figures by the UN mission in the country.