An explosion occurred at 21:00 local time at a gas station located in the Ade Mazar region in the 17th region, close to the northern gate of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. 10 people were injured in the explosion, according to the first determinations. Dozens of fuel tankers waiting to enter Kabul from the north gate burned in flames. Explosions occurred one after the other as a result of the burning of the tankers after the first explosion, the cause of which is not yet known. Firefighters tried to control the fire. While there was a power outage in some part of the capital due to the incident, the residents of the panicked neighborhood took to the streets.
Tariq Arian, Spokesperson for the Ministry of the Interior, said in a statement, “The fire occurred when a tanker carrying fuel caught fire. 10 people were injured and dozens of tankers were burned in the incident, ”he said.