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Afghan capital rocked by explosion near Iran embassy, target, casualties unknown

  • Afghan security personal inspect a damaged vehicle at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. A suicide bomber driving a car packed with explosives targeted a Turkish Embassy vehicle near the Iranian Embassy in the Afghan capital during the Thursday morning rush hour.(AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    Afghan security personal inspect a damaged vehicle at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. A suicide bomber driving a car packed with explosives targeted a Turkish Embassy vehicle near the Iranian Embassy in the Afghan capital during the Thursday morning rush hour.(AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)  (The Associated Press)

  • NATO and Afghan security personal inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. A suicide bomber driving a car packed with explosives targeted a Turkish Embassy vehicle near the Iranian Embassy in the Afghan capital during the Thursday morning rush hour.(AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    NATO and Afghan security personal inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. A suicide bomber driving a car packed with explosives targeted a Turkish Embassy vehicle near the Iranian Embassy in the Afghan capital during the Thursday morning rush hour.(AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)  (The Associated Press)

  • NATO and Afghan security personal inspect a damaged vehicle at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. A suicide bomber driving a car packed with explosives targeted a Turkish Embassy vehicle near the Iranian Embassy in the Afghan capital during the Thursday morning rush hour.(AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    NATO and Afghan security personal inspect a damaged vehicle at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. A suicide bomber driving a car packed with explosives targeted a Turkish Embassy vehicle near the Iranian Embassy in the Afghan capital during the Thursday morning rush hour.(AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)  (The Associated Press)

Afghan officials and police say a suicide bomber driving a car packed with explosives has targeted a vehicle of the Turkish embassy in the Afghan capital during the morning rush hour.

Deputy Interior Minister Mohammad Ayub Salangi says a Turkish embassy vehicle was damaged and casualties were expected.

"The target was a Turkish embassy vehicle, one person is wounded and the driver possibly killed," he told media.

The Turkish and Iranian embassies are adjacent in the center of Kabul. The blast took place outside the gate of Iran's mission.

Associated Press television footage showed two black armored vehicles bearing Turkish diplomatic plates.

It is the first known attack on a Turkish target in the Afghan capital.

The last similar attack in Kabul took place near the airport in January.