Death toll in car bombing outside New Kabul Bank rises to 34

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], June 23 (ANI): The death toll in a suicide attack outside New Kabul Bank branch in Afghanistan's Lashkargah has risen to 34. The blast took place at about 12 noon local time after a car bomb exploded, Tolo News quoted a spokesman for the provincial governor Omar Zwak as saying. The victims have been taken to the emergency hospital, he added. According to officials, a car loaded with explosives was detonated by a suicide bomber in front of the crowded New Kabul Bank building in Lashkargah. The majority of victims were civilians who had lined up to cash their salaries ahead of Eid-al-Fitr. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, after the attack, said that insurgents do not believe in any religion, but are an enemy of the human race. (ANI)