At least 64 people have been killed and 347 others wounded in the latest toll of casualties in the deadly suicide car bombing in Kabul city, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) announced on Wednesday.
Ministry of Interior spokesman Sediq Sediqi said at least 64 people lost their lives in the attack and 347 others wounded, reports Khaama Press. A suicide bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives near the Directorate of Security for Prominent Figures in Pul-e-Mahmud Khan area of the city yesterday morning.
The explosion triggered heavy gun battle between the Afghan forces and the Taliban insurgents. The Taliban group claimed responsibility for the attack, which comes just days after the insurgent group announced its 'spring offensive' in the region. The Afghan officials, including the international community, widely denounced the attack.
While President Ashraf Ghani vowed to revenge each drop of blood of the Afghan people shed by the militants, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah called the attack as a clear sign of terrorists' hostility and enmity against the people of the country.