A suicide car bomb targeting a foreign forces convoy rocked Eastern Kabul killing at least one civilian and injuring nine just days after Afghanistan unveiled plans for Taliban peace talks.

The interior ministry said extensive damage to the facades of nearby houses could be seen with debris scattered on pavements after the strong explosion.

Security forces rushed to the scene as passers-by helped move the wounded.

Some witnesses complained that ambulances took around half an hour to arrive.

No group immediately claimed the attack, which is the latest to hit Kabul, one of the deadliest places in Afghanistan for civilians as both the Taliban and the expanding Islamic State group step up their assaults on the city.

The bombing also comes just days after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani unveiled a plan for peace talks with the Taliban, including a proposal to eventually recognize them as a political party.