This explosion has taken place close to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Roshan Company, Embassy of Iran, German Embassy, U.K. Embassy and Embassy of Japan to Kabul.
The explosion is said to be so strong that buildings nearby have been hugely damaged while left more than 60 civilains critically injured or killed. The death toll is reported to increases yet further.
According to further updates, the suicide bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives in the area.
No other extremist groups including the Taliban insurgents has so far claimed responsibility behind this deadly incident.
I extend my deepest prayers to the families of victims and those of critically wounded. And also praying for the safety of my friends, families and colleagues. Stay safe and take good care.