Bomb hits US-led convoy in Afghanistan

A car bomb blast has hit a convoy of vehicles carrying US-led foreign forces in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

Afghan police sources said the powerful explosion took place in the industrial zone of the city at around 8:00 a.m. local time (0330 GMT) on Thursday.

Casualties have been reported but there has been no official confirmation.

The strong blast shook the surrounding buildings, breaking windows and causing widespread panic in the area.

On March 9, nine people died in a bomb attack carried out outside the Afghan Defense Ministry building during a visit by US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to Kabul.

The Taliban militant group has claimed responsibility for most of the bomb attacks in the country over the past few months.

On May 14, four US-led soldiers were killed and several others wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED) ripped through the soldiersâ„¢ vehicle in the southern province of Kandahar.

The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan as part of Washingtonâ„¢s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but the country is still gripped by insecurity.


This article originally appeared on : Press TV