Scores of casualties are feared after
Scores of casualties are feared after a suicide bombing at Kabul AirportGetty Images

A car bomb exploded near the entrance to Kabul Airport, with scores feared dead and injured, officials said. An official at the scene told Reuters that the suicide attack appeared to be aimed at two armoured vehicles, though it was not clear who was in them. The explosion occurred at the civilian entrance to the airport, witnesses told Al Jazeera.

"It was a crowded area. There are both civilian and security forces casualties," Najib Danish, a spokesman for the interior ministry, told Reuters. He added that the victims had been taken to hospital.

There has been a series of suicide bombing attacks in Kabul in recent days, with 50 civilians and security personnel killed last week in the worst violence seen in the city for years.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for today's (10 August) attack, but its comes as rival factions of the Taliban fight for power following the announcement of the death of the group's leader, Mullah Omar.