Ten people were killed and 20 wounded, most of them civilians in Monday’s suicide Car bomb attack outside a police station, rocks Kabul town. An official Tweet confirmed the incident.
The attack was the latest in a series to hit the Afghan capital this year as the Kabul government has pushed to revive a stalled peace process with the Taliban that broke down last year. The blast was in the Dehmazang area in the west of the city.
The city was hit by a series of suicide attacks last month, including one that killed seven journalists from a private television station as the Taliban stepped up their campaign against the Western-backed government.
The attacks coincided with renewed efforts to revive a peace process with the Islamist insurgent movement that stalled last year.
The Taliban have stepped up attacks on government and foreign targets in Afghanistan this winter, when fighting usually abates, underscoring a worsening security situation.
Delegates from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the US are set to convene in Islamabad on 6 February in an effort to seek a negotiated end to the 14-year Taliban insurgency.