Afghan Ministry of Interior in a statement says that today “terrorists exploded a car bomb in Pul-e-Alam city which resulted in the killing of at least eight civilians and the wounding of another 30.”
Earlier, sources said a bomb blast in Pul-e-Alam city, the capital of Logar province, had killed and wounded at least 40 people.
According to the Ministry of Interior Affairs, the explosion occurred at Azadi square.
Local residents say the incident was caused by a car bomb.
So far no group has claimed responsibility for the explosion.
The Taliban denied involvement.
This comes after Tuesday’s announcement by the Taliban calling a three-day ceasefire during Eid al-Adha ahead of the intra-Afghan negotiations that are expected in the coming weeks.
The group called on its fighters to avoid attacking Afghan forces and to not enter government-controlled areas. This is the third ceasefire in the country since June 2019 when the group announced a three-day truce for Eid.