Kabul Mourns More Than 100 Dead After Ambulance Bomb

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The country's Interior Minister said at least two vehicles painted as ambulances were involved in the bombing.

 

Kabul was in despair on Sunday, a day after a Taliban suicide bomber killed more than 100 people and wounded at least 235 in the worst attack in the Afghan capital in months.Scarlett Cvitanovich reports
Mourning the loss of their loved ones. Afghanistan's capital city Kabul turned from shock to despair on Sunday (January 28).

The day after a Taliban suicide bomber killed more than 100 people and wounded at least 235.

It was the worst attack in the city in months.

The country's Interior Minister said at least two vehicles painted as ambulances were involved in the bombing.

One blew up when it was stopped at a police checkpoint.

The attack was in one of the most heavily protected parts of the city and has led to fresh pressure on Afghanistan's president Ashraf Ghani and his western-backed government to increase security.

A week ago, the Taliban killed more than 20 people in an overnight siege on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel.

The group says its latest attack was intended as a message to U.S. President Donald Trump, who last year sent more American troops to the country.

U.S. officials have said that the new strategy is putting pressure on the Taliban but with the attacks showing no sign of abating there's a growing sense of helpless anger among Afghans.

In the aftermath of the bombing, nearby shopkeepers asked how they are supposed to live and questioned where they should go.

Many want to see the government set aside political divisions and instead focus on security.

Banner/thumbnail image: Reuters , Omar Sobhani

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