Afghan official says an explosion has rocked Kabul on first day of new year

January 1, 2016 1:00 PM

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KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan official says a moderately heavy explosion has occurred in the capital, Kabul, but that there were no immediate details on the cause of the blast or possible casualties.

The explosion went off on Friday evening in a central residential area of the city, where many guesthouses are located. The neighborhood is also home to many Afghan officials.

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