The casualty figures are expected to rise as a gun battle was still underway late Tuesday morning. The Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, the group said in a statement. Afghan police have been instructed to kill the Taliban terrorists in the area near the explosion. One was killed but authorities are seeking two more suspects in the area. President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani condemned the terrorist attack in Pule Mahmood Khan area, Kabul. The high-traffic are is in lockdown. No one was being allowed to come in or out because of the fighting. The civil war followed the withdrawal of Soviet troops in 1989. Last August, a late night truck bombing in the Shah Shahid neighborhood left at least 240 people injured.