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Kabul suicide attack kills 95

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Added On January 28, 2018

In Afghanistan, a suicide bombing in central Kabul claimed by Taliban militants has killed at least 95 people and injured nearly 160 others.
 
The blast occurred on Saturday in front of Jamhoriat Hospital, where several government offices are located.
 
Taliban militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
 
The suicide bomber used an explosives-laden ambulance for the attack.
 
Most of the casualties were civilians. 
 
The old building of the Afghan Interior Ministry is also located at the crowded area. The High Peace Council office has recently moved to the old building after the interior ministry moved to a new facility.
 
Shops, buildings including the Republic hospital building and many cars were severely damaged.
   
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah strongly condemned the deadly attack, the fifth major terror attack in the country in January.