New Delhi: At least 40 people were injured after a huge blast rocked Afghanistan’s capital city Kabul on Monday. The incident occured near  Green Village compound in PD9 east, where foreign NGOs are situated. Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) confirmed that at least 40 people were wounded in the blast. They have been rushed to nearby hospital and are undergoing treatment.

“A blast was heard in Kabul, we are still investigating further,”Basir Mujahid Kabul, police spokesman told a news agency.

The incident comes days after nine people were killed after a gas cylinder exploded in Kabul. Wahidullah Mayar, spokesman for the Public Health Ministry, says several people were also injured in the explosion that occured inside a residential house in the Afghan capital.

Such incidents are common in Afghanistan, especially during the bitterly cold winters.