The explosion shook an upscale area of the Afghan capital on the third day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan [Reuters]

An explosion and gunfire rocked Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Wednesday, but it was not clear if there were any casualties.

Nusrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior Affairs, said the target of the attack was Counterpart International, an international organisation which is operating in Afghanistan since 2005. 

He said gunfight is ongoing in the area.

The organisation is located near the attorney general’s office in Shahr-e-Naw area in the centre of Kabul city. 

“I can confirm an explosion in the Shahr-e-Naw area of Kabul. We are checking the details,” Ferdaws Framurz, a spokesman for the city’s police force, said.

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