"Two suicide bombers, both on foot, detonated their explosives... in downtown Kabul," said interior ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi .

"The attackers blew themselves up one after another and unfortunately we do have police and civilian casualties," he added.

At least five people were confirmed dead and 13 others wounded, health ministry spokesman Waheed Majroh said. The Italian-run Emergency Hospital in Kabul tweeted that it had so far received 10 injured people, with more expected.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said on Twitter that the defence ministry was the target of the first attack, while police were targeted in the second.

Latest News from World News Desk