An ambulance suicide bombing took place in Kabul, Afghanistan, two days ago. The death toll increased from 95 to 103.
Reporting from ABC News, Monday (29/1/2018), information on the death toll is delivered by the Minister of Home Affairs of Afghanistan, Wais Barmak. The total number of wounded victims is 235 people from 150 people.
The incident occurred on Saturday (27/1) local time. The Taliban claimed to be the party responsible for the attack.
Kabul police say the blast occurred near the entrance of the former Interior Ministry building. This area is quite famous as a shopping location.
"I was at the store at that time I heard a big bomb," said a shopkeeper on site, Haji Wali.
"I came out and helped those who were injured, so many injured people were lying on the path to the mall," he added.
Reuters reported, security forces warned of possible subsequent attacks. Incidents of suicide bombing became the deadliest in Afghanistan in a year back.
The Taliban claimed their attack was a message to US President Donald Trump. Trump is thought to have sent more US troops to Afghanistan by 2017, as well as ordering aerial raids.
(rna / rvk)