KABUL – On Monday night, a car bomb shocked Kabul, killing at least four people and wounding at least 44, officials said, in an area frequented by humanitarian workers and contractors.
The explosion occurred in the Green Village area near the airport in the eastern part of Kabul. At least 10 of the injured were children, Najib Danish, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, said on Twitter.
There were no immediate demands for responsibility, even if the Taliban intensified the attacks in Afghanistan in recent weeks. Some security analysts have speculated that militants are trying to use deadly assaults as leverage during ongoing peace talks.
Green Village has been the frequent target of attacks due to the large number of foreigners there. A Taliban suicide car bomb, paired with militiamen armed with rifles, left 10 dead on 28 November in the same area.
The last major attack in Kabul occurred on December 24th, when 29 people were killed after suicide bombers and gunmen attacked a government building and took hostages.