Latest in the series of terror attacks in Afghanistan, a British embassy vehicle was hit by an explosion in Afghan capital Kabul in what is said to be a suicide attack, reports said Thursday.
According to the BBC, a spokesperson for the UK embassy in Kabul informed of the explosion that killed five civilians and injured 30 – some of them embassy staff. However, most of those injured were bystanders.
The blast resounded across eastern parts of Kabul and a thick plume of smoke and dust was seen billowing up in the air.
The responsibility for the attack has been claimed by the Taliban, which has of late intensified attacks in the nation as foreign troops are set to leave.
Senior Deputy Interior Minister for Security Affairs General Ayub Salangi said that the suicide bomber was riding a motorbike.
The targeting of a UK embassy vehicle comes just three days after two US soldiers were killed when NATO forces were attacked in Kabul.