Police: Explosion in Kabul near Afghan national parliament

June 18, 2013 08:08

KABUL - An explosion on Tuesday morning rocked an area in the west of the Afghan capital, Kabul, close to the country's national parliament, police said.

The explosion occurred soon after 9 a.m. in an area called Karta-e Seh, a Kabul police source said, and came as hundreds of local and international officials gathered on Kabul's outskirts ahead of a ceremony to mark the beginning of the final phase of security transition to Afghan forces across the nation.

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