A powerful explosion has rocked Afghanistan capital Kabul on Monday. At least ten people have been killed in the blast and dozens have been injured, Afghanistan's interior ministry has confirmed.
The bomb went off during the morning in the capital when the streets were filled with people.
Official sources said that a car bomb exploded outside a defence ministry building.
Militants then ran into a nearby high-rise located in a crowded market and began firing down on the ministry.
Police and special Afghan security forces subsequently cordoned off the area.
The heavily-secured neighbourhood where the blast took place is home to some military and government buildings, including one shared by Afghanistan's intelligence agency and defence ministry, as well as the Afghan Football Federation and the Afghan Cricket Board.
Health ministry spokesman Wahidullah Mayar told Al Jazeera that at least 68 people had been taken to the hospital after the blast.
Although no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, it is to be mentioned that both the Taliban and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group (ISIL, ISIS) are active in Kabul.
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