The offices of the European Union and the High Peace Council are also nearby, along with a number of foreign embassies and the police headquarters. At least 50 of the injured were brought to a trauma hospital the group runs nearby.
The Afghan Public Health Ministry spokesperson Mohammad Ismayeel Kawosi reportedly confirmed the casualty figures and stated that the injured persons have been rushed to different hospitals.
According to reports, Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. The Council was set up in 2010 to negotiate with the insurgent group.
The old building of the Afghan Interior Ministry is located at the area.
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Witnesses reported that the blast shattered windows of surrounding buildings and caused some smaller buildings to collapse.
Outside civilians walked through debris-covered streets carrying wounded people on their backs as others loaded several bodies at a time into ambulances and private cars to take them to medical facilities around the city. In a similar attack, at least 4o people had lost their lives at Intercontinental hotel on January 20.
"It's a massacre", said Dejan Panic, a coordinator with the NGO Emergency, which operates at hospital in city that treated victims. The Interior Ministry says a suicide vehicle bomb attack in Kabul leaves dozens wounded. It was really huge - all our windows are broken. The bombing came just a week after Taliban militants killed 22 at an global hotel in the city. He said he didn't know yet if any of their members are wounded or killed.
A security alert issued to foreigners on Saturday morning warned that ISIL, which has terrorised the Afghan capital in recent months, was planning "to conduct aggressive attacks" on supermarkets, shops and hotels frequented by foreigners.