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The attack surpasses one in 2016 that was the biggest in 14 years.
It is the bloodiest assault in the Afghan capital since a twin bomb attack on a wrestling club in September that killed at least 26 people.
Speaking to members of his ruling AK Party at the start of a two-day summit in the outskirts of Ankara, Erdogan said the PKK would pay the price for the eight soldiers.
The blast follows what has already been a bloody month in Afghanistan with the Taliban ramping up assaults on security forces and the Islamic State group targeting Kabul.
The attacks occurred late Monday in the city, a regional capital that is a frequent target of the Boko Haram jihadist group, the interior ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
Churches have also been targeted previously, including near-simultaneous attacks on churches there at Christmas in 2000 that killed about 20 people.