A man inspects the building damaged in the explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Dec. 8, 2017. At least two people were killed and six others wounded after an explosion ripped through the western neighborhood of Kabul on Friday, causing panic among the residents, local Tolo News TV reported. (Xinhua/Dai He)
KABUL, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- At least two people were killed and six others wounded after an explosion ripped through the western neighborhood of Kabul on Friday, causing panic among the residents, local Tolo News TV reported.
According to the report, the blast occurred roughly at 2:40 p.m. local time in Sar-e-Kariz locality of Qala-e-Shada neighborhood in Police District 3 of the capital city.
The target of the attack remained unknown and three vehicles and several shops and houses were also damaged by the blast.
The blast occurred when thousands of Afghans took to streets in Kabul and elsewhere to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Security forces cordoned off the area for precautionary measures. The blast caused a plume of gray smoke to rise above the scene.
Further details about the incident were still forthcoming amid the absence of any official statement.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.
The attack is the latest in a string of bombings that have targeted dozens of military and security compounds across the country.
On Nov. 16, 15 people, including eight police officers, were killed and 18 others injured when a suicide bomber struck a political gathering in northern Kabul.