New Delhi: At least 40 people were killed in a blast at a wedding hall in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday. Spokesman for Kabul police, Basir Mujahid said that over 60 people have sustained injuries in the explosion. Also Read - COVID-19: Over 35 Stranded Indians Arrive in Delhi From Kabul

“I have confirmed reports that 40 people have been killed,” Mujahid told a news agency. There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the blast. More details awaited. Also Read - Kabul Gurudwara Attack May be Linked to Kerala, Indian Security Agencies Eyeing ISKP Kasaragod Module

The attack is the latest in a wave of violence across war-torn Afghanistan as the Taliban intensify pressure on beleaguered government security forces, which are suffering record high casualties. Also Read - Afghanistan: Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Attack on Sikh Gathering at Gurdwara in Kabul, 27 Killed

The latest incident comes days after six people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up in Kabul, where scores of Afghans had been protesting against Taliban attacks on the minority Hazara ethnic group. Most of the victims were members of the security forces.