The Foreign Office on Wednesday condemned a suicide attack in the Afghan capital Kabul's diplomatic enclave that killed at least five people.
"We are grieved at the loss of precious lives in this dreadful terrorist attack".
"There were a number of dead bodies and wounded victims lying around", said Ghulam Hazrat, who witnessed the attack. "It was a horrible scene", an eyewitness told TOLOnews. Without giving further details, the Afghan interior ministry and police confirmed the explosion in the heavily fortified area.
The last major assault in Kabul was on October 20 when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a Shiite mosque during evening prayers, killing 56 and wounding 55.
Gen. Dawlat Waziri, spokesman for the Defence Ministry, said the bomber was on foot.
Special truck scanners, barriers and permanent and mobile checkpoints have been rolled out across the city.
The security forces immediately cordoned off the area and ambulances were seen rushing the injured to nearby hospitals.