Photos: A suicide bomb attack targets Kabul’s diplomatic zone

Afghan security forces patrol the site of a deadly suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, May 31. The blast struck near the German Embassy, according to Afghan officials.

Photos: A suicide bomb attack targets Kabul’s diplomatic zone

Photos: A suicide bomb attack targets Kabul’s diplomatic zone

A wounded man is helped away from the scene of the attack, which struck in the midst of Kabul’s morning rush hour.

Photos: A suicide bomb attack targets Kabul’s diplomatic zone

Women covered in blood stand dazed in the aftermath of the attack near Kabul’s highly secure diplomatic area.

Photos: A suicide bomb attack targets Kabul’s diplomatic zone

An injured man receives aid following the attack.

Photos: A suicide bomb attack targets Kabul’s diplomatic zone

Bystanders help evacuate people from the area of the explosion.

Photos: A suicide bomb attack targets Kabul’s diplomatic zone

Security forces gather near the site of the attack.

Photos: A suicide bomb attack targets Kabul’s diplomatic zone

People help an injured man following the attack.

Photos: A suicide bomb attack targets Kabul’s diplomatic zone

Victims’ bodies are placed in the back of a police truck at a hospital in Kabul.

Photos: A suicide bomb attack targets Kabul’s diplomatic zone

Office workers leave the site of the suicide attack. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said the attack was “aimed at civilians and those who are in Afghanistan to work with the people there for a better future of the country.”

Photos: A suicide bomb attack targets Kabul’s diplomatic zone

German and Afghan authorities inspect the scene of the blast. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said the attack was in the “immediate vicinity” of the nation’s embassy. “In the attack, officials of the German Embassy were also injured. In the meantime, all employees are safe,” Gabriel said.

Photos: A suicide bomb attack targets Kabul’s diplomatic zone

Volunteers carry the body of a victim to the Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital in Kabul.

Photos: A suicide bomb attack targets Kabul’s diplomatic zone

A mangled vehicle is lifted out of the wreckage after the explosion.

Photos: A suicide bomb attack targets Kabul’s diplomatic zone

A man wounded in the car bomb attack is treated at a hospital in Kabul.

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