Dozens Killed as Suicide Bomber Blows Up Ambulance in Kabul
At least 95 people were killed and another 158 wounded Saturday when a suicide bomber detonated an ambulance packed with explosives in Kabul. Nasrat Rahimi, a deputy spokesperson for Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry, told the Associated Press the attacker used an ambulance to get through a security checkpoint, telling police he was transporting patients to a nearby hospital. He detonated the vehicle at the second checkpoint, on a crowded street near foreign embassies and government buildings. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the bombing, which comes just a week after more than 20 people were killed in an attack on the city’s Intercontinental Hotel.