One killed, several injured in Kabul blast

Blast near foreign contractor's car in Kabul 4 wounded

The blast occurred in the eastern neighborhood of Qabil Bay, in an area where many expatriates reside and which is home to a police station, the government's customs offices and some guest houses.

The statement said no group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

Afghan interior ministry's spokesman, Najib Danish speaking to told AFP reporters said: "Unfortunately around 9:00 am, a vehicle bombing took place in (the) Qabil Bay area of Kabul".

An Afghan security personnel gestures as he arrives at the site of a auto bomb attack targeting a foreign forces, in Kabul on March 2, 2018.

This comes two days after President Ashraf Ghani offered to start peace talks with Taliban.

Since November, the USA military has increased air strikes against Taliban positions, training camps and heroin laboratories, which are an important source of revenue for the group.

Captain Tom Gresback, public affairs director at Resolute Support HQ in Kabul, told Asia Times that they intend to continue to exert military pressure to the point where their opponents realize they need to engage in talks about peace and reconciliation.

In January, the Taliban said it was behind two separate attacks that killed 130 people.

In January, Taliban claimed responsibility for two separate attacks that killed almost 130 people.

A series of recent attacks have underscored the weaknesses of Afghan security forces more than 16 years after the US-led invasion toppled the Taliban.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani appealed for a ceasefire after presenting the detailed proposal, which traces the war through almost two decades that have seen thousands of civilian casualties.

Lt. Gen. Nasser Khan Janjua, Pakistan's national security advisor, conveyed a message to the Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal: "Pakistan welcomed President Ghani's offer of seeking peace through dialogue and we are ready to extend all possible support to bring peace in Afghanistan", the Pakistan daily The Nation reported today. As President Ghani has said, it's important that we understand how the Taliban have created the conditions that allowed al-Qai'da, ISIS, IMU, ETIM and other outside terrorist exploited to take root and spread their poison.

Meanwhile, the Taliban said Friday that they released five out of a total of 19 people they say they abducted on Tuesday along the boundary between the southern Kandahar and Uruzgan provinces.

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