The Taliban has taken credit for an attack in Kabul where an ambulance filled with explosives was detonated Saturday morning, killing 95 people and injuring 158 others. Those tolls are likely to rise.
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CNN reported that Afghanistan Interior Ministry Spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said the explosion took place around 12:45 p.m. local time after the ambulance went through a security checkpoint.
“Police identified the attacker at a second checkpoint but couldn’t stop him before he detonated the explosives near the old Ministry of the Interior building, Rahimi said,” CNN reported.
CNN reported that “Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mojahid claimed responsibility for the attack.”
This attack comes just one week after 22 people – including four Americans – were killed during a standoff at the International Hotel in Kabul. Afghan Security Forces killed six gunmen, and the Taliban claimed the attack.
And, on Wednesday, the Save the Children nonprofit that promotes children’s rights was attacked by ISIS terrorists in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, and four were killed and dozens injured.
“The injured have been taken to hospitals across the Afghan capital, said spokesman Wahid Majrooh of the Ministry of Public Health, who confirmed the casualties. He said the toll was likely to rise,” CNN reported.