A major bomb blast has ripped through central Kabul, rattling buildings near the US embassy.
Casualties have been reported though exact numbers are not known yet. The Taliban soon claimed that they were the masterminds behind the blasts.
The police have confirmed that the Taliban has named the suicide bomber as "Bilal", who launched the attack from inside a Corolla "Saracha" vehicle, some reports are saying.
According to BBC, which reported citing Afghan sources, a foreign military convoy was hit by the explosion in the capital, leaving at least 16 people injured. At least one vehicle from the convoy was destroyed by the blast, which was also close to a military base and the country's Supreme Court.
Foreign troops were seen giving first-aid to some passengers in the convoy at the side of the road, though the nationality of those involved was not known, reports News.com.au.
The blast comes amid uncertainty over the disputed presidential elections and also over the withdrawal of the NATO soldiers from the country, by the end of this year. The Taliban insurgents seem to be using these uncertainties as pretext to launch bombings and attacks.
Reporters have tweeted photographs of the blasts:
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