At least 17 people have been killed in Afghanistan in a powerful car bomb blast in Logar province, reported BBC.
The explosion came on the eve of a ceasefire declared by the Taliban during the festival of Eid.
The Taliban have denied responsibility for the attack.
The attack was believed to have been carried out by a suicide bomber, Dedar Lawang, spokesman for Logar’s governor, told the AFP news agency.
The blast happened near the governor’s office and where many people were shopping for the festival.