Updated on: August 04, 2021 11:20 IST

Blast near Afghanistan's defence facility in Kabul, several civilians injured

A massive blast rocked Afghanistan's capital city of Kabul on Tuesday evening. The blast was reportedly a suicide attack carried out using a car bomb around 8 pm (local time) in downtown Kabul, not far from the heavily fortified 'Green Zone'. This is the same area that houses the residences of Afghanistan's acting Defence Minister, Bismillah Khan Mohammadi, and the country's former vice president, Marshal Abdul Rashid Dostum.