At least six were killed while hundreds more injured including 50 children when Taliban rebels blasted the car bomb in Kabul, officials said.
Save the Children International organization condemned the attacks aimed at a defense ministry building that caused smoke in the air as well as shaking another building up to two kilometers away.
Later, a group of gunmen raided a nearby building and fought with security forces in Puli Mahmood Khan’s neighborhood in the Afghan capital.
Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said at least six people were killed including a child and two members of the special forces in Kabul blast.
He said the health ministry had set a total of 116 injured. Among the casualties were 50 children who were mostly injured by glass fragments.
He added that all five armed men and a car bomber were reportedly killed.
Pictures taken at a hospital and social media show that children injured in school dresses hold books when they receive treatment.
The education ministry said five schools were damaged in the blast.
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