At least four people were killed and 90 were wounded in a major blast in Afghanistan’s Capital Kabul on Monday, ToloNews reported, quoting the country’s Ministry of Interior.

The explosion took place near the Green Village compound, where the offices of many international non-governmental organisations are situated. The explosion was so powerful that many homes in the area were damaged.

Ministry spokesperson Najib Danish said three of the deceased were soldiers and one was a civilian. Twenty-three of those injured are children, he added.

Deputy spokesperson Nusrat Rahimi said the toll may rise. Bodies of the four people killed have been shifted to a hospital, said unidentified officials in the Ministry of Public Health.

Police spokesperson Basir Mujahid told Reuters that an investigation has been launched. The agency said emergency sirens were heard soon after the blast. Those injured have been shifted to hospital. It is not yet known if there are any casualties.

On December 25, at least 43 people were killed and 20 wounded after gunmen attacked a government building in Kabul. The Taliban detonated a vehicle bomb outside the compound of a British security firm on November 28, killing 10 people.