Afghanistan: Blast close to Acting Defence Minister Gen Bismillah Mohammadi's residence leave 8 dead, Taliban claims responsibility
Kabul: At least eight people died as a car bomb blast occurred near the residence of country's Acting Defense Minister Gen. Bismillah Mohammadi in Kabul on Tuesday.
The blast left 20 people injured.
The attack took place at around 8pm local time in Shirpoor area in Kabul's District 10 where most of the high-ranking government officials' houses are located, reports Tolo News.
First, a car bomb was donated close to the house of Mohammadi and then four gunmen entered a nearby house and fought against security guards, the news portal reported.
Security officials rushed to the spot after the incident.
Three attackers entered the house of Mohammad Azim Mohseni, an MP from Baghlan shortly after the blast, sources told Tolo News.
“There were four to seven attackers,” security sources told the news portal.
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the incident.