This article was originally published by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and is reprinted with permission.
At least 95 people were wounded when a car bomb exploded on August 7 outside a police station in Kabul, government officials said.
The Taliban claimed responsibility in a statement, saying that one of its suicide bombers carried out the attack, which had targeted a “recruitment center.”
“A large number of soldiers and police were killed or wounded,” the Taliban said in an August 7 statement.
However, it wasn’t immediately clear if anyone was killed in the attack, which occurred in the western part of the Afghan capital during the morning rush hour.
The device exploded when a vehicle stopped at a checkpoint outside the station, said Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi.
The attack reportedly targeted police district 6 (PD6) headquarters in the Golaee Dawa Khana area of Kabul.
Eyewitnesses said gunfire could be heard after the explosion.
A Health Ministry spokesman said 34 people were brought into hospitals with injuries.
Despite peace talks between the Taliban and the United States, there has been no let-up in violence in Afghanistan.