Afghanistan Parliament attack
REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE: A vehicle is seen on fire after a blast near the Afghan parliament in Kabul, Afghanistan June 22, 2015.Reuters

Days after a Taliban attack targeted the Afghan Parliament, a bomb blast rocked the capital city of Kabul on Tuesday. 

The Taliban have reportedly claimed responsibility for the latest attack, local media said. 

According to local media reports, at least four people were killed in the latest bombing, which took place just 200 metres from the Afghan Supreme Court. See PHOTOS of Kabul Blast

It was said to be a suicide attack and apparently a car bomb was used. The blast is reported to have caused heavy damage in the diplomatic centre where several embassies are located. The US embassy lies barely a kilometre from the spot. 

A report quoting Afghanistan's public health ministry said that 17 people, including 3 children, were injured. However, CNN reported two civilians, including a woman, were killed in the bombing. 

According to Afghanistan's Tolo News, the blast took place close to the Supreme Court and foreign troops were present in the area at the time. 

The blast comes days after a Taliban attack on Afghanistan's Parliament was thwarted.

A convoy of foreign troops with NATO was likely the target of Tuesday's blast, according to Reuters. 

Several NATO vehicles were reportedly damaged. However, all NATO personnel escaped the attack. 

Another suicide bombing was reported in Afghanistan on the same day in the Helmand province, in which two people were killed, Pajhwok Afghan News reported. 

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