Kabul mourns 100 dead after ambulance bomb
January 28, 2018 4:17 pm
More than 100 people are now known to have been killed in a suicide bombing on Saturday in Kabul.
Attackers drove an ambulance past a police checkpoint to get to a crowded street in a district full of government buildings and embassies.
Afghanistan’s government has declared a day of mourning for Sunday, as funerals take place and relatives search hospitals for survivors.
The Taliban – a hardline Islamist group – said it was behind the attack.
It was the deadliest attack in Afghanistan for months and took place a week after an attack on a Kabul hotel in which 22 people were killed.
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Interior minister Wais Barmak said a number of people died in hospital overnight and the death toll now stood at 103, with 235 wounded. Most of the injured are men.