7 dead after blast near Finance Ministry rocks Afghan capital – reports


A powerful blast rocked central Kabul on Wednesday. Security officials have confirmed the explosion, with media saying at least seven people have been killed and about 20 injured.

Afghan officials have told AFP that the blast has left at least seven people dead.

According to a TOLOnews report, some 20 people were injured in the suicide bombing in Kabul’s Murad Khane district, near the city’s 2nd Police Station.

The explosion comes after Taliban leadership announced earlier on Wednesday that the Obama administration’s decision to slow US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan would hamper peace efforts in the country.

On Tuesday US President Barack Obama reversed plans to withdraw 5,000 US soldiers from Afghanistan. Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said the decision “damages all the prospects for peace.”

This means the war will go on until they are defeated,” he added.