An official at the interim Afghan government formed by the Taliban told the television channel that a suicide bomber was behind the blast.
The TV channel reported earlier that the blast left at least 20 people killed and 35 injured. The official told Al Jazeera that a suicide bomber was behind the deadly attack. Meanwhile, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan reported on its Twitter page that 19 people had been killed and 27 more sustained wounds.
In recent months, a number of explosions, armed attacks and shootouts were reported in a range of Afghan provinces, including the area around the country’s capital, in which both Taliban supporters and civilians were killed. The Islamic State — Khorasan Province, an affiliate of the Islamic State terrorist state, claimed responsibility for most of the incidents.