KABUL, July 24 (Xinhua) -- An explosion struck near the house of an Afghan politician in the western side of Kabul Monday, leaving casualties, a witness said.
"The blast occurred in Qala-e-shada locality roughly at 06:50 a.m. local time. The nature of the explosion was like a suicide car bombing," witness Abdul Jalil told Xinhua.
The target of the attack was the house of Mohammad Mohaqiq, deputy to Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah. Security forces sealed off the scene and do not allow people to gather near the site, he said.
The blast caused casualties as several ambulances and civilian cars evacuated the victims to the nearby hospitals.
A security official confirmed the incident, saying more details would be made public later as investigation is underway.
A thick black smoke was seen rise above the site.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.