KABUL/ISLAMABAD: A suicide car bomb exploded in the Afghan capital, Kabul, Monday morning killing at least 30 people.
Officials have told the BBC that at least 42 people were injured in the blast and there are fears the number of casualties could rise.
The blast in the west of the city, in a mainly Shia district, struck a bus carrying government employees from the ministry of mines, officials said.
The blast took place at about 6:45am local time after a suicide car bomber targeted a bus carrying employees of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum. Three vehicles and 15 shops were also damaged in the attack.
The blast happened in an area where Mohammad Mohaqiq, second deputy for CEO Abdullah Abdullah house is also located over there.
The Taliban said they had carried out the attack and were targeting intelligence service officials.
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has strongly condemned the car bomb attack in Kabul that resulted in loss of precious lives.
The Prime Minister expressed sympathies with the Government and people of Afghanistan on behalf of the Government and people of Pakistan.