An explosion hit the Afghan capital this morning in an area that is home to foreign embassies and government offices.

Zemeri Bashary, a spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry, said the blast occurred near the Afghan Foreign Ministry. A number of foreign embassies and offices of international organizations reside in the area.

The cause of the explosion has not been confirmed.

A policeman told The Associated Press initial reports said the blast could have been caused by explosives placed in a car used by security forces.

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