A loud explosion, gunshots were heard in the diplomatic area of Kabul on Tuesday. The diplomatic area is located just beside of the presidential palace and the building of the Justice Ministry.
According to the reports on the ground, it was a suicide attack. Eyewitnesses saw an old man in a white Toyota Corolla on the scene.
#Kabul: The suicide bomber was a old man in a white corolla: Witnesses— Tamim Hamid/ 2014 (@tamim_hamid) May 19, 2015
According to the various reports, the explosion occurred in the parking garage near the Ministry of Justice.
Injured police from the explosion just now at emergency hospital gate. pic.twitter.com/ae2lsotpkh— Massood Sanjer (@MassoodSanjer) May 19, 2015
The blast was strong enough to rattle windows of the neighboring buildings.
Afghan Ministry of Public Health confirmed at least 42 wounded.