At least seven people were killed and many injured in three separate explosions in Afghanistan’s Kabul on Thursday.

According to reports, a magnetic bomb exploded on a bus carrying government employees from the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum.

The bombing comes amid an increase in violence in Kabul and around Afghanistan, where the war is taking a continued toll even amid a US-led effort to make a peace deal with the Taliban.

The first blast came around 8:10 am (03:40 GMT) when a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle hit a bus in eastern Kabul, according to interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi.

He said the bus belonged to the ministry of mines and petroleum and warned the death toll could change.

Rahimi said two other blasts had occurred, including a car bomb, also in eastern Kabul.

No details were immediately available on the other two blasts, and no group immediately claimed responsibility.

Earlier in the month, at least 34 people were killed and many injured after a powerful blast occured in Kabul.

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.

In the recent attack, a massive blast hit the south gate of Kabul University in Afghanistan that killed nine and left many injured