Kabul: At least 34 people were killed and over 65 others injured after a blast rocked Kabul in the rush hour on Monday. Also Read - Humble Gesture: Special Chartered Flights From Afghanistan to India Brings Back Over 400 Stranded Sikhs

The area has been cordoned off. Also Read - Pray For Lebanon: Devastating Photos of Terror & Destruction Emerge After 73 Dead in Beirut Blast

According to Aljazeera, a car bomb exploded outside a defence ministry building. After the explosion, militants started firing in a crowded market. Also Read - Two Indian Nationals, Released From Captivity in Afghanistan on July 31, Return to India

Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi told IANS militants detonated the car bomb close to the Gulbahar Tower during the morning rush hour, reports Khaama news agency.

More details are awaited.