Afghan Capital once again attacked by Taliban: Kabul Attack

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City left with smoke after Attack Image Source: EPA

At least 95 people and 158 are injured in the ambulance bombing in Afghanistan’s capital,  Kabul, officials said.

An ambulance loaded with explosives drove by attackers past a police checkpoint in a secure zone, home to government offices and embassies.

The target is assumed to be the interior ministry building, but many people were hit while walking on the road.

The Taliban militants have killed almost 23 people last week in a Hotel in Kabul, International Continental hotel.

As stated in BBC news witnesses say the area – also home to offices of the European Union, a hospital and a shopping area are known as Chicken Street was crowded with people when the bomb exploded on Saturday at about 12:15 local time (08:45 GMT).

The Taliban control large swathes of Afghanistan and parts of neighboring Pakistan even were ousted from power in Afghanistan after a US-led invasion in 2001 but returned to run some key areas.

 

Hospitals fully occupied by injured
Image Source: BBC

(Inputs from BBC news)

 

 

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