UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — A huge explosion rocked the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday and a loud noise was heard several kilometers (miles) from its position, witnesses said.
Gunfire was also heard following the explosion, which officials said occurred near the Green Village, a huge compound east of the city used by international staff.
A huge white cloud was seen over the area of the blast, which has repeatedly seen suicide attacks.
No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing so far and it was not immediately known if it caused any casualties.
The blast coincided with a visit by a senior US diplomat to Kabul to present a draft US-Taliban deal to President Ashraf Ghani. The deal is expected to pave the way for the withdrawal of thousands of US troops from Afghanistan.
This article is written and prepared by our foreign editors writing for OBSERVATORY NEWS from different countries around the world – material edited and published by OBSERVATORY staff in our newsroom.
OBSERVATORY NEWS — Breaking news source, real-time coverage of the world’s events, life, politics, business, finance, economy, markets, war and conflict zones.
Contact us: [email protected]
Stay connected with News Observatory and Observatory Newsroom, also with our online services and never lost the breaking news stories happening around the world.
We are NEWS OBSERVATORY — the only funding and support we get from people – we are categorically not funded by any political party, any government somewhere or from any grouping that supports certain interests – the only support that makes OBSERVATORY possible came from you.