Around 95 people killed and 158 injured in blast in Kabul

Around 95 people killed and 158 injured in blast in Kabul
Around 95 people killed and 158 injured in blast in Kabul

Around 95 people killed and 158 injured in blast in Kabul : A bomb sited in an ambulance set off a massive explosion on a busy Kabul street , killed around 95 people and injured  around 158 others, Afghan officials said.Around 95 people killed and 158 injured in blast in KabulThe Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which came days after a 15-hour siege by the militants at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul left 22 dead, including 14 foreigners.

The explosion occurred on a guarded street that leads to an old Interior Ministry building and several embassies, officials said. Many ministry departments still have offices there, and visitors line up every day for routine business.Around 95 people killed and 158 injured in blast in Kabul“I saw a flame that blinded my eyes, then I went unconscious,” said Nazeer Ahmad, 45, who was wounded in the head. “When I opened my eyes, I saw bodies lying on the ground.”Around 95 people killed and 158 injured in blast in Kabul“It’s a massacre,” said Dejan Panic, the coordinator in Afghanistan for the Italian aid group Emergency, which runs a nearby trauma hospital. At least 70 people were brought to the group’s Kabul hospital.Around 95 people killed and 158 injured in blast in KabulSuch incidents of violence and explosions are increasing across the country, particularly an increase in deadly attacks in urban centers that shut down large parts of cities, comes at a time when the country’s government has been in political disarray.

– PTC News