| 17 April 2024, Wednesday |

Explosion heard close to passport office in Kabul: Afghan media

An explosion occurred outside the passport office’s entrance in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Thursday, according to an Afghan official.

The nature of the bomb was not immediately evident, nor were casualty figures, a ministry of interior official told Reuters on condition of anonymity.

In recent days, large groups of Afghans have gathered outside the passport office in a bid to get travel credentials when the service was restored after weeks of inactivity.

  • Reuters