A suicide bombing in central Kabul on Saturday claimed by Taliban militants has killed at least 95 people and injured 158 others, officials said.
Afghan Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahidullah Majroh said the number of casualties may rise, adding that a number of those injured are in critical condition.
The suicide bomber used an explosives-laden ambulance for the attack, which took place near the former Afghan Interior Ministry building complex, said Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the ministry, adding that four suspects had been arrested in connection with the bombing. Speaking on condition of anonymity, a European Union mission official said the attack took place some 120 metres from their offices, adding that “no international or Afghan colleagues were injured. All staff were put in safe rooms.”
Dozens of those injured were transferred to a hospital run by an Italian non-governmental organization for war victims, according to its chief coordinator, Dejan Panic. Others were being treated outside.
28 Jan 2018 -