The chaos happened when a car laden with explosives went off outside the office of a security detail responsible for protecting Afghan government VIPs and officials, according to police sources.

Seems that fighting is still going on as shots are ringing out sporadically#KabulBlastpic.twitter.com/jr3VGWZ9jG

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Deadly suicide bomb attack hits Afghan capital Kabul

A huge suicide bomb blast has killed dozens of people in the Afghan capital Kabul.


As many as 200 people are reported injured.

Witnesses say the explosion sparked a heavy gunfight in a densely populated part of the city during rush hour.


The the country’s Ministry of Defence and the Afghan Intelligence Agency are in the vicinity of the attack.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the carnage and authorities believe it is part of the armed group’s spring offensive, announced last week.