Ambulance bomb kills 40, wounds 140 in Kabul attack

The US state department said multiple American citizens were killed and injured in the attack.

Aminullah, whose stationery shop is a just metres from the site of the blast, said the force of the explosion shook the foundations of his building. Waheed Majroh, a spokesman for the Ministry of Health, said that 140 wounded had been brought to Kabul hospitals so far.

The blast is among the series of attacks across Afghanistan including a deadly 17-hour siege last Saturday on a luxury hotel that killed around 25 people including foreigners and the attack on an global NGO "Save The Children" in Jalalabad, Nangarhar province.

A man reacts after hearing his son was killed during a auto bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 27, 2018.An wounded elderly woman is assisted at the site of a deadly suicide attack in the center of Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 27, 2018. Police identified the man at a second checkpoint but were unable to stop him before he detonated the explosives.

Another Kabul suicide bombing attack killed around 20 people and wounded 70 others in the Afghan capital.

The explosion - one of the biggest since a truck bomb ripped through the Afghan capital's diplomatic quarter on May 31 previous year - triggered chaotic scenes as terrified people fled the area where several high-profile organisations, including the European Union, have offices. People ran out to help, and ambulances arrived to transport dozens of wounded people to hospitals.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres quickly condemned Saturday's attack, saying through a spokesman that "Indiscriminate attacks against civilians. can never be justified".

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Last weekend, six Taliban militants attacked Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, leaving 22 people, including 14 foreigners, dead. This is the second major Taliban attack in the capital this week. According to officials, the number of casualties was likely to rise.

The Taliban spokesman has said on social network Telegram that "a martyr with a auto bomb reached first checkpoint near Ministry of Interior", and added that, at time of explosion, re was a large concentration of police in area.

"No cause or ends justify acts of terrorism against innocent people", the statement said.

On Wednesday, an assault on the office of a British charity, Save the Children, in the eastern city of Jalalabad, killed four people.

"At least 102 people killed, 196 others wounded".

The Resolute Support mission remains focused on defeating the insurgents in Afghanistan, the commander of the mission said today, following a terrorist bombing in Kabul.

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