A car bomb exploded near the entrance to the military airport in Afghanistan’s capital early Tuesday, police said. The blast rattled windows more than 1.6 km away.
The attack appeared to target an international convoy, said Rohullah, a police official for the area. He said he did not know if anyone was killed or injured.
U.S. forces spokesman Lt. Col. Todd Vician confirmed an explosion took place south of the airport but said he did not have further details. The blast occurred around 8:22 a.m. local time.
Insurgent attacks, often deadly, occur in Kabul despite tight security and blast walls. Suicide bombers have hit government buildings and gunmen have overrun ministries.
In the run-up to the Aug. 20 elections, a suicide attack near the main gate of NATO headquarters killed seven people, gunmen briefly took over a bank in the city, and insurgents fired on the presidential palace and unleashed suicide car bombers on NATO convoys.