Kabul: The death toll of the horrific terrorist bombing has risen to 103, and almost 235 injure, acoording to report. Some 30police personnel were among the injured, minister added.
The Taliban group claimed responsibility for the bloody attack, admitting a suicide bomber blew up an ambulance laden with explosives in the central part of Kabul city.
“The enemies have resorted to terrorist attacks as they are losing ground in fight against Afghan security forces,” Afghan Defence Minister Tariq Shah Bahrami said.
He said the Afghan security forces have intensified cleanup operations across the country, killing 106 terrorists and injuring 65 others over the past 48 hours.
He added that the Afghan air force had conducted 19 airstrikes against the militants across the country over the period.
Mohammad Masoom Stanikzai, the country’s intelligence chief, told the media that the country’s intelligence agency National Directorate of Security arrested 195 terrorists over the past one week.
Earlier in the day, the Afghan government declared Sunday as a national mourning day to pay tribute to those who were killed in recent terrorist attacks in the insurgency-hit country.
The deadliest suicide attack in months by the Taliban has shocked Afghans from all walks of life and also evoked strong condemnation from around the world, including India and Pakistan.