214 killed, wounded in Kabul suicide bombing

214 killed, wounded in Kabul suicide bombing

KABUL : Death toll from Kabul ambulance suicide attack has reached to 63, while 151 others were injured in the blast in a crowded area on Saturday.

The explosion – one of the biggest since a truck bomb ripped through the Afghan capital’s diplomatic quarter on May 31 last year – triggered chaotic scenes as terrified people fled the area where several high-profile organisations, including the European Union, have offices.

“The latest toll has reached 63 dead and 151 wounded,” Baryalai Hilali, the director of the government media centre, told reporters.

Earlier, the Afghan media had reported that 40 people were killed and 140 others injured in the explosion.

He warned the death toll might rise as some of the wounded brought to hospitals were in a “critical condition”.– Agencies