At least 10 individuals have been killed in a bomb assault within the Afghan capital Kabul that focused First Vice President Amrullah Saleh.
Mr Saleh, a former Afghan intelligence providers head, escaped with slight accidents as he travelled to work.
Footage filmed shortly after the explosion confirmed a big plume of black smoke rising from the scene.
The blast comes as Afghan officers and the Taliban are getting ready to start out their first formal talks.
Mr Saleh is named a vocal opponent of the Taliban. The militant group has denied it carried out the assault.
Speaking after the blast, Mr Saleh stated he had sustained a slight burn to 1 hand. He vowed to proceed his political work. His bodyguards have been among the many lifeless and injured.
Afghan officers are anticipated to start lengthy delayed talks with the Taliban within the coming days in Doha, Qatar, in an try to achieve a political reconciliation and put an finish to years of bloodshed.