At least 17 dead in car bomb at checkpoint in Kabul

Updated:10 months, 3 weeks ago IST

Kabul (Afghanistan), Jan 27 (ANI): A bomb hidden in an ambulance killed at least 17 people and wounded about 110 at a police checkpoint in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, in an area near foreign embassies and government buildings. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the blast, a week after it claimed an attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul in which more than 20 people were killed. The area was surrounded by many foreign embassies and government buildings. According to an eyewitness, the explosion was close to the gate of the old Ministry of Interior building in the city. The wounded were immediately taken to a nearby hospital. A plume of gray smoke rose from the blast area in the city center and buildings hundreds of meters away were shaken by the force of the explosion.

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