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Afghanistan: 40 killed, 140 injured as massive blast rocks Kabul

27 Jan 2018


Kabul, Jan 27: At least 40 people were killed and 140 others were hurt as heavy bomb explosion hit Afghanistan capital Kabul city on Saturday, media reports said.

The incident occurred close to the Jamuriat Hospital in the capital city. 

Nasrat Rahimi, Interior Ministry spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the explosion took place at a police checkpoint near the ministry’s old building, police headquarters and a High Peace Council office.

The Taliban group claimed responsibility for the attack, according to Iran’s Press TV.

Reports said the ambulance approached the checkpoint, close to an office of the High Peace Council and several foreign embassies, and blew up. 

The injured people were rushed to hospital for treatment.

The blast occurred  at12:45 p.m. local time.

The fresh attack took place just days after the country witnessed a massive terrorist attack in Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel.

The attack left 22 people killed.

In another terror attack incident, at least four people were killed when Save the Children NGO was targeted in  Jalalabad city of the country.

The attack left dozens others injured.

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