KABUL, March 8 (Xinhua) -- An explosion and ensuing gunfire rocked a military hospital in a diplomatic district in the central part of Kabul on Wednesday with casualties feared, local media and witnesses said.
"The explosion struck Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan Military Hospital in the morning. The blast occurred in the back wall of the facilities and was followed by gun firing," local media Tolo News reported.
Several terrorists were involved in the attack, the report added.
"The blast occurred roughly at 9:05 a.m. (0435 GMT) in Wazir Akbar Khan locality, where several government agencies and embassies are located," witness Abdul Shah told Xinhua earlier.
Security forces have cordoned off the area for precautionary measures.
The Wednesday's bombing is the second terrorist attack in Kabul this month.
On March 1, some 23 people were killed and 119 others wounded in a coordinated attack by Taliban insurgents.