The death toll from an explosion in an ambulance in Kabul, Afghanistan has grown to 95. About 158 others were injured.
"Now (death toll) reached 95 people dead, 158 injured," said Afghan Health Ministry spokesman Waheed Majroh as quoted by AFP on Saturday (27/1/2018).
Taliban militants 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.
MP, Mirwais Yasini, who was near the scene of the explosion, said an ambulance drove near a police checkpoint, close to the office of the High Peace Council 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 blast site. Buildings that are a few meters from the location had shaken by the explosion of the bomb.
(dkp / dkp)