【双语头条】At least 95 dead, 158 injured in Kabul ambulance bombing
Updated at 10:20 p.m. BJT
A heavy blast rocked an area of the Afghan capital Kabul where many foreign embassies and government buildings located on Saturday afternoon, causing casualties and destruction, and leaving at least 95 people dead and 158 others wounded, according to the public health ministry.
Updated at 08:25 p.m. BJT
At least 63 people were killed and 151 others injured in the deadly ambulance bombing, the public health ministry confirmed.
Updated at 06:15 p.m. BJT
The death toll has risen to 40, with 140 others wounded, confirmed public health ministry.
According to local media reports, an ambulance loaded with explosive devices blew up between two checkpoints outside the old Ministry of Interior building.
Updated at 05:45 p.m. BJT
At least 17 people were killed and over 110 wounded in the blast, Reuters reported, citing a public health official.
According to 1TV, Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
Updated at 05:00 p.m. BJT
At least 18 people were injured as a powerful explosion hit an area of the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, TOLO news reported, citing the Ministry of Public Health.
The blast took place at around 1:00 p.m. local time in Sadarat Square, in front of the old Ministry of Interior building in the city center, according to TOLO news.
The area also houses Afghanistan's High Peace Council and the Indian embassy.
Early reports indicate the blast, which was felt and heard across the city, was caused by a car bomb.
Ambulances have rushed to the scene and transferred the injured.
The explosion came one week after a deadly attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in the city.