4 killed in Kabul twin blasts

Kabul: At least four persons were killed and five injured after two blasts rocked the diplomatic district here on Monday, according to the Afghan Interior Ministry.

“A suicide bomber riding a motorcycle detonated his explosive in Shash Darak locality in Police District 9 at around 8 a.m. The explosion has caused panic among the residents and the whole place has now been sealed off,” a witness told Xinhua news agency.

Details of the second blast are awaited.

The target of the blast is yet to be determined. The incident occurred near a sub-office of the National Directorate of Security (NDS), the country’s primary intelligence agency.

The area also houses several foreign embassies, the NATO-led coalition forces’ headquarters and scores of apartment buildings.