40 dead and 140 wounded in huge explosion in Afghanistan capital of Kaboom

At least 40 people have been killed and 140 wounded after a powerful explosion rocked the city centre of the Afghan capital, Kabul.

A plume of smoke was seen rising from the site of the explosion, which happened near the old Interior Ministry building.

The offices of the European Union and the High Peace Council are also nearby, along with a a number of foreign embassies and the police headquarters. Witnesses said the area was crowded at the time of the explosion.