The powerful explosion rocked the neighbourhood, which is considered the city’s safest, during the peak of morning rush hour.
As the Associated Press reports, Afghan officials said the target of the suicide bombing wasn’t immediately known, adding that most of the causalities were civilians, many of whom were women and children.
Here’s what you need to know about the deadly attack in Kabul.
The bomb exploded near the entrance of the German embassy, injuring staff members and damaging the building. Photos show a larger crater just outside of the fortified embassy, with its windows ripped from the building.“Canada strongly condemns today’s bombing in Kabul. Our thoughts are with the Afghan people and the victims of this heinous terrorist attack,” the prime minister said on social media Wednesday.Trudeau noted the staff at the Canadian embassy “are safe and accounted for,” adding that “Canadians will keep working alongside Afghans as they rebuild and recover.”A Global Affairs Canada spokesperson confirmed to Global News the Canadian embassy suffered some “proximity damage” as a result of the blast and subsequent debris. Details of the extent of the damage were not immediately provided.