The attack was targeted against an American convoy that was gathering at the embassy compound for Thanksgiving.
The suicide car bomb detonated just outside the main entrance.
Kabul police chief Mohammad Ayub Salangi said one person was killed and six wounded in the attack.
There's no reason to believe there's any connection with what's going on in Mumbai, but it's a reminder that the War onJihad has a way of rearing it's ugly head when you least expect it. And that will remain true until we defeat our enemies.