At least seven people have been killed and more than 100 injured by a powerful car bomb in the Afghan capital Kabul early on Friday morning, health officials have told the BBC.
Police say that the bomb went off in the Shah Shahid area of the city.
Injured people including children were rushed to hospital for treatment. Some bodies are feared buried in the wreckage of shops and businesses.
There has so far been no claim of responsibility for the explosion, which rocked the centre of the capital. However the Taliban will be the main suspects.