Kabul Mourns 100 Dead after Ambulance Bomb

More than 100 people are now known to

have been killed in a suicide bombing 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 today, as funerals take place and relatives search hospitals for

survivors.

The Taliban 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.

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, the BBC reported.

Source: Oman News Agency