A Taliban suicide blast in the centre of Kabul killed at least 10 people and wounded more than 40 this Thursday, destroying cars and shops in an area near the headquarters of Afghanistan’s NATO force and the U.S Embassy.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, even as the insurgents and U.S officials have been negotiating a deal on a U.S troop withdrawal in exchange for Taliban security guarantees.

Witnesses said the suicide bomber blew himself up as hundreds of people were standing or crossing the road.