The explosion occurred at a mobile phone market in southeastern Afghanistan
Afghanistan's Tolo news reported two bodyguards of Zahir Qadir were shot before the blast
Interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish told Reuters the blast occurred at the entrance to a Kabul Bank branch
AFP reported at least fifteen bodies were brought to the hospital with over thirty injured in admitted in various hospitals.
As many as 13 people, including both Afghan army soldiers and civilians, were killed and 18 wounded by a car bomb in the southern province
Witnesses reported a blast followed by gunfire, according to a Kabul police official.
The Taliban cannot win on the battlefield, it's time for them to join the peace process," General John Nicholson
The explosion struck a crowd of policemen and soldiers who had gathered to collect their pay in Helmand's capital city, Lashkar Gah
A Taliban spokesman said America should think of an exit strategy 'instead of continuing the war'