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Death toll in Kabul ambulance blast touches 103

28 Jan 2018


Kabul, Jan 28: The death toll in the Kabul ambulance suicide blast has touched 103, media reports said on Sunday.

The total number of injured in Saturday's blast has touched 235, reports said.


"Interior Minister Wais Barmak told reporters in Kabul that 103 people had died as a result of the attack that left another 235 people, including 30 policemen, injured," Pajhwok Afghan News reported.


Security forces have arrested four suspects so far.


The incident took place on Saturday in the city's Sedarat Square region.


According to the official, an explosive filled ambulance was detonated at around 1 am, causing the damage.


The injured were rushed to hospital for treatment.


Later, the Taliban claimed the attack.


Meanwhile, condemning the attack, US President Donald Trump said that he will not allow the Taliban to win.


In a post on Twitter, Trump wrote: "Taliban targeted innocent Afghans, brave police in Kabul today. Our thoughts and prayers go to the victims, and first responders. We will not allow the Taliban to win!"


January- the first month of 2018- has witnessed Afghanistan witnessing several massive terrorists attack which claimed several lives.



A massive terrorist attack in Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel on Jan 20 left at least 22 people killed.


In another terror attack incident on Jan 24, 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.


Militant group ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack. 


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