Massive blast near embassies kills 95, injures 163 in Kabul
At least 95 people have been killed and 163 others injured in an explosion outside the gate of the old Ministry of Interior building in Kabul on Saturday. According to Afghan media, a car bomb was exploded close to the gate of the building in the city.
Ministry of Public Health says the death toll has risen to 95 and 163 wounded in deadly ambulance bombing, reports Tolo News
Nusrat Rahimi, a spokesman for Interior Ministry, told Afghan media that the explosives in today's explosion were loaded in an ambulance which blew up after crossing the first checkpoint in the area.
According to reports, Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
In chaotic scenes at the Jamuriate hospital, which is the nearest medical facility to the blast, overwhelmed doctors and nurses rushed to treat dozens of wounded lying in the corridors. Outside civilians walked through debris-covered streets carrying wounded people on their backs as paramedics loaded several bodies at a time into ambulances to take them to medical facilities around the city, reports PTI.
This is the third major explosion this month. Early this week, one suicide bomber detonated his explosives at the gate of the Save the Children Organization's office in PD3 of Jalalabad city of Nangarhar province on Wednesday. At least 11 people were wounded in the attack. No outfit claimed responsibility for the attack.
Prior to this, at least 18 civilians were killed, and 22 others were wounded, during a deadly siege on a major hotel in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul.