At least 34 people were killed and many injured after a powerful blast occured in Kabul, Afghan, according to an official on Monday.

Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said militants detonated the car bomb close to the Gulbahar tower during the morning rush hour, Khaama news agency reported.

The terror attack hit the diplomatic quarter in Kabul.

Moreover, one of the Afghan Ministry of Defense buildings is located near the place where the blast went off.

Those injured in the explosion were transferred to hospitals, the explosion site is cordoned off by law enforcement officers, said focus news agency.

According to the Afghan TOLO news TV channel, two militants, who were involved in the terror attack, took cover in an adjacent building. They are now engaged in gunfire with security service agents.

No terrorist group in the country has claimed responsibility for the attack.