Kabul: 95 killed and 158 injured in suicide bombing

The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the second attack on Kabul in the past week

Witnesses said that the area, which was only open to government workers, was completely destroyed by the blast
Witnesses said that the area, which was only open to government workers, was completely destroyed by the blast

In a suicide attack carried out by the Taliban, 95 people were killed and 158 were injured in the centre of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.

An ambulance filled with explosives snuck into a sealed off area, past a police checkpoint, before exploding in plumes of pungent smoke.

The location included foreign embassies, police headquarters, and a shopping area, and was crowded with people at the time of the attack.

Witnesses described a pungent smell and seeing bodies scattered around the area following the attack, which is reported to have been completely destroyed.

The attack is the deadliest one in months, and occured a week after the last attack in a luxury hotel in Kabul which killed 22.

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