Photo taken on Nov. 2, 2021 shows smoke rising from a bomb blast site in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan. A bomb blast occurred next to a military hospital in Kabul on Tuesday, casualties feared, spokesman for Interior Ministry Qari Sayed Khost said. (Photo by Saifurahman Safi/Xinhua)
KABUL, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- A bomb blast occurred next to a military hospital in Kabul on Tuesday, casualties feared, spokesman for Interior Ministry Qari Sayed Khost said.
The blast took place at the gate of the 400-bed military hospital at around noon and security personnel had rushed to the site, the official added.
Without providing more details, the official noted that the details would be shared after an investigation.
In the meantime, locals close to the site said that two blasts rocked the area and were followed by gunshots.
The hospital in PD 10 is the main army hospital in Afghanistan that provides medical treatments to military personnel and their families in the war-torn country.
No group has yet to claim responsibility. However, the hardliner Islamic State group has in the past claimed responsibility for such attacks in Afghanistan. Enditem