Bomb Explosion in Ambulance in Kabul Kills 17 People, 110 Injuries

 A bomb explosion hidden in an ambulance in Kabul, Afghanistan killed at least 17 people. About 110 others were wounded in the explosion.

"The suicide bomber used an ambulance to pass checkpoints He passed the first checkpoint by saying that he took a patient to the Jamuriate hospital and at the second checkpoint , he was identified and detonated his explosives-packed car, "Afghan deputy spokesman Nasrat Rahimi told AFP on Saturday.

The Taliban militant group claimed the bombing. The attack came just a week after the deadly attack at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul that killed more than 20 people. The Taliban also claimed the attack on the luxury hotel.

According to a spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health, so far 17 people have been killed and 110 wounded have been taken to hospitals in Kabul. He said the injuries were still coming in.

Mirwais Yasini, a member of parliament who was near the scene of the explosion, said as quoted by news agency Reuters, Saturday (27/1/2018) an ambulance drove near a police checkpoint, close to the High Peace Council office and a number of foreign embassies, and then exploded.

He said he saw a number of people lying on the ground after the car bomb explosion.

A cloud of smoke rises from the site of the explosion. Buildings that are a few meters from the location had shaken by the explosion of the bomb.
(ita / ita)

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