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Afghan police said a truck has exploded on the outskirts of Kabul and the country's acting interior minister said at least two people were wounded in the blast.

The head of Kabul police criminal investigation division Farid Afzeli said on January 25 that the truck was trying to enter Kabul "but was identified by police who prevented it from coming into the city."

Farid said the truck exploded near a gas station but he did not know about any casualties.

Acting Interior Minister General Mohammad Ayub Salangi said on his Twitter account that two people were wounded in the explosion and added that the blast occurred near the Kabul military airport.

NATO confirmed the explosion took place just before 6 a.m. local time.

Based on reporting by AP and Interfax