The Latest: At least 4 killed in Kabul blasts

The Latest on violence in Afghanistan (all times local):

9 a.m.

Officials say explosions in central Kabul have killed four people and wounded eight others.

Mohammad Asim, chief of the Kabul ambulance service, said three people were killed and six were wounded in the initial blast Monday morning.

The first explosion was soon followed by another. Police officer Jan Agha said a journalist died in the second blast, which also wounded two police officers.

The police chief said the central area of Kabul that was targeted includes foreign offices.

More details were not immediately available.

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8:45 a.m.

Authorities in Kabul say an explosion has occurred in the center of the Afghan capital and several people were hurt.

Kabul chief of police Dawood Amin says the area hit by the Monday morning blast includes foreign offices. Amin said the explosion caused casualties.

Mohammad Mousa Zahir, director of Wazir Akbarkhan Hospital, said several people suffering injuries from the blast were being treated at the hospital.

More information was not immediately available.