95 killed, 158 wounded in Kabul ambulance bombing: official

95 killed, 158 wounded as ambulance bomb rips through Kabul locality, Taliban claim responsibility. The explosion took place in a Kabul locality where foreign embassies and government buildings are situated.

The blast took place at around 12.50 p.m. in front of Jamhoriat Hospital, where several government offices are located, eyewitness Mohammad Mustafa told Xinhua.


“We heard a huge blast in the area which is a few metres away from Sidarat Square. The whole place has now been sealed off,” he said.

Security forces have cordoned off the area as a precautionary measure. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

The capital city, with a population of nearly five million, witnessed a series of terror attacks in the past years.

On January 20, more than 20 people, including 14 foreigners, were killed and a dozen of others injured after the Taliban attacked a luxury hotel in Kabul.


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