Afghan protesters clash with police in Kabul

Afghan protesters clash with police in Kabul

More than 1,000 demonstrators, many carrying pictures of bomb victims, rallied near the site of Kabul blast, which killed more than 80 people and wounded 460, holding Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's government responsible.

At least one person was killed and several wounded as security forces tried to force back protesters, media reports said.

Police in riot gear used water cannon and tear gas to block the protesters, many throwing stones, from gaining access to the road leading to the presidential palace, Reuters reported.

As the standoff continued and new groups of protesters arrived, there were regular bursts of gunfire as police forced the crowd back from the area close to the palace.