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[Representational Image] The blast took place in the Chahar Qala-e-Wazirabad neighbourhood located in PD 10 of Kabul city in Afghanistan.Reuters

A magnetic improvised explosive device (IED) blast in an army vehicle in Kabul claimed the lives of at least two people and injured several others on Monday morning.

The blast took place in the Chahar Qala-e-Wazirabad neighbourhood located in PD 10 of Kabul city in Afghanistan, TOLO News reported.

Eye witnesses claimed that the IED exploded after being placed on a vehicle belonging to the Afghan National Army (ANA).

No terrorist organisation has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

In another incident, the Taliban carried out a coordinated attack from four different directions and entered the city of Kunduz overnight, officials were quoted by TOLO News as saying. Clashes between the security forces and the insurgents is still underway.

However, no casualties have been reported so far.

Head of Kunduz Provincial Council Mohammad Yusuf Ayubi said that the Taliban reached the Se Saraka area of Kunduz and also blocked the Kunduz city - Ali Abad highway.

"We are putting all our efforts together to push them back," Sheer Ali Kamal, commander of the 808 Tandar police zone in Kunduz, told Reuters. He added that the attack began around midnight on Sunday.

One of the agency's reporters saw at least five Taliban fighters armed with AK-47 assault rifles, machines guns and rocket-propelled grenades in the city.

Kunduz was under the control of the terrorist organisation for three days in September 2015, before security forces were able to regain control over the city. 

It took the troops three weeks to clear the entire city of Taliban fighters.

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