Afghan officials say a suicide car bomb blast near the Indian embassy in Kabul has killed at least 17 people and wounded 80 others.
Indian officials say the bomber drove up to the embassy's heavily fortified perimeter before triggering the explosion. They say no one inside the compound was killed, but three guards were hurt.
Many of the victims are Afghan civilians who were in a market across the street from the embassy.
A Taliban militant spokesman claimed responsibility for the attack and said the Indian embassy was the target. It is unclear which Taliban faction was involved.
U.S. and U.N. officials condemned the blast, calling it an act of senseless violence.
Last year, a similar bombing outside the Indian embassy killed 60 people. U.S. officials said Pakistan's intelligence agency played a role in that attack, along with veteran Afghan militant leader Jalaluddin Haqqani.