A massive car bomb struck the diplomatic center of Kabul, Afghanistan early Wednesday morning. The blast happened near Zanbaq Square, a highly-fortified area near multiple embassies and the Afghan prince’s palace at 8:35 local time (12:25am ET).

Over 350 have been injured and 80 people, so far, have died. Most of the victims are civilians. No terrorist group has taken responsibility for the attack at this time. Also, the target of the attack is still unknown.

Former President Hamid Karzai has this to say about the attacks:

Footage of the explosion can be seen below:


The explosion left a giant crater in the middle of the street.

More information will be coming in.

Scores of people killed, wounded in Afghanistan bomb blast

A massive explosion went off during the morning rush hour in the Afghan capital, killing and wounding scores and damaging some foreign embassy buildings. http://reut.rs/2rU0PR7

Posted by Reuters on Wednesday, May 31, 2017