A powerful explosion thundered in Kabul on Wednesday morning near the presidential palace and the buildings of foreign embassies. Many structures were damaged, including the France and Germany embassies. In the explosion, Death toll rises to at least 90, and around 400 were wounded.

In particular, employees of the British television and radio company BBC, the Afghan television channel Tolo TV, an Afghan security guard of the German embassy, were killed. Among the wounded are the Iranian ambassador, two employees of the Japanese embassy, a guard of the Embassy of Egypt, employees of the Embassy of Germany, and journalists.

According to the preliminary data of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Afghanistan, the Bomb was concealed in a water delivery truck. The Taliban has denied the responsibility for the explosion.

Diplomats suffered

According to preliminary data, The explosion occurred in 100m from the Iranian diplomatic mission in Kabul, as well as near the German embassy and the presidential palace.

As a result of the explosion, the Iranian ambassador was wounded in Afghanistan, the news portal Erem News reported.

It is also reported that the damage occurred to the buildings of the Iranian Radio and Television Representative Office and IRNA State News Agency.

The buildings of the embassies of Egypt, China, France, Turkey, the Czech Republic and Germany, the house of the Egyptian Ambassador and other buildings were damaged too.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said that the staff of the Germany Embassy was injured, and the security guard of the diplomatic mission, who was a citizen of Afghanistan, was killed.

Several minor diplomats and employees of the Pakistani embassy received minor injuries, the Pakistani Foreign Ministry said.

Journalists died in explosion

The BBC reported the death of an employee as a result of an explosion in the capital of Afghanistan, four more journalists of the television company were injured.

According to the BBC statement on Twitter, Afgan driver Mohammed Nazir died in the explosion following the vehicle bomb in Kabul, as he was driving the journalist's colleagues to the office. Four BBC correspondents were injured and were treated in hospital, their lives are not in danger anymore.

The Afghan television channel Tolo News reported the death of a staff member.

Pajhwok Afghan News reported that the journalists of the local TV channel 1TV were injured.

The head of the press service of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry Anuar Zhainakov said that two citizens of Kazakhstan were injured as a result of the explosion. According to Zhainakov, they were in a hotel located 500 meters from the site of the explosion.

In addition, according to him, glass in the embassy of Kazakhstan in Kabul, located one and a half to two kilometers from the epicenter of the explosion, was smashed.

Other countries also condemned the terrorist attack

The Chinese state agency Xinhua reported that a blast wave knocked out the glass on the first floor of its office in Kabul.

Many other countries also condemned the terrorist attack.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani called the incident a terrorist and brutal attack, noting that terrorists are killing innocent people even in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

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