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

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.