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Car bomb explosion in diplomatic area of central Kabul claimed by Taliban, 1 wounded

  • A member of Afghan security forces stands guard at the site of a car bomb attack by Taliban militants near a foreign guesthouse in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. A Taliban spokesman said a suicide bomber targeted the guesthouse in Shir Pur, an area with embassies and other diplomatic buildings that seen to be one of the safer parts of the Afghan capital.(AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    A member of Afghan security forces stands guard at the site of a car bomb attack by Taliban militants near a foreign guesthouse in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. A Taliban spokesman said a suicide bomber targeted the guesthouse in Shir Pur, an area with embassies and other diplomatic buildings that seen to be one of the safer parts of the Afghan capital.(AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)  (The Associated Press)

  • A member of Afghan security forces stands guard at the site of a car bomb attack by Taliban militants near a foreign guesthouse in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. A Taliban spokesman said a suicide bomber targeted the guesthouse in Shir Pur, an area with embassies and other diplomatic buildings that seen to be one of the safer parts of the Afghan capital.(AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    A member of Afghan security forces stands guard at the site of a car bomb attack by Taliban militants near a foreign guesthouse in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. A Taliban spokesman said a suicide bomber targeted the guesthouse in Shir Pur, an area with embassies and other diplomatic buildings that seen to be one of the safer parts of the Afghan capital.(AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)  (The Associated Press)

  • US forces respond to a car bomb attack by Taliban militants near a foreign guesthouse in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. A Taliban spokesman said a suicide bomber targeted the guesthouse in Shir Pur, an area with embassies and other diplomatic buildings that seen to be one of the safer parts of the Afghan capital.(AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    US forces respond to a car bomb attack by Taliban militants near a foreign guesthouse in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. A Taliban spokesman said a suicide bomber targeted the guesthouse in Shir Pur, an area with embassies and other diplomatic buildings that seen to be one of the safer parts of the Afghan capital.(AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)  (The Associated Press)

An Afghan official says a car bombing near a foreign guesthouse in central Kabul has wounded one person.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the massive explosion that shook buildings in the area Friday. A Taliban spokesman said a suicide bomber targeted the guesthouse in Shir Pur, an area with embassies and other diplomatic buildings that seen to be one of the safer parts of the Afghan capital.

Deputy Interior Minister Mohammad Ayub Salangi said security forces were searching homes in the area. There were no additional details.