Kabul attack: Afghanistan declares national day of mourning

ANI | Updated: Jan 28, 2018 16:23 IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], Jan 28 (ANI): Afghanistan government has declared a nationwide national day of mourning, after a suicide car bombing in Kabul claimed 95 lives and injured 163 others on Saturday.

According to the Khaama Press, Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has instructed that the national flag should put at half-mast across all governmental institutions as well as the diplomatic missions outside the country.

Afghan President office in a statement said the decision was taken to mourn with the families of the deceased individuals who lost their lives in the attacks in Kabul, Nangarhar, and Kandahar.

A public holiday has also been declared only in Kabul for Monday to help the families of the victims as well as those injured.

Earlier today, the spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Public Health Wahid Majrooh confirmed the death toll.

The Afghan Government claimed that the Taliban-allied Haqqani network is behind the attack.

The explosion occurred when an explosive-laden ambulance was detonated in a busy area, which is close to Kabul's infamous Chicken Street. (ANI)