A suicide bomber has set off a powerful blast in Kabul the capital of Afghanistan, Washington Post reports.
An eye witness, Taj Mohammed said: “It was a very powerful blast and happened just as the vehicles sped out of the embassy,”
Television footage after the blast showed mangled vehicles and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) troops giving first aid to 2 soldiers who were affected in the blast. About 13 other Afghan civilians were also injured, according to Hashmat Stanekzai, the Kabul police spokesman.
The Taliban in Afghanistan have taken credit for the bombing, adding that the suicide bomber had been waiting in his vehicle for a long time searching for NATO fighters.
The loss is said to be the greatest loss coalition forces have ever experienced since Tuesday, July 8, 2014 when 5 Czech soldiers were killed during an attack by Taliban on the airbase in Bagram which is on the outskirts of Kabul.
The sound of the blast rippled through the whole of Kabul, sending a large plume of smoke all over the city during rush hour and happened less than 24 hours after a NATO soldier was killed in an “inside attack” in Afghanistan, as a man garbed in Afghan army uniform shot him.