A suicide bomber disguised as an ambulance, rocked a hospital area in Kabul, Afghanistan and killed over 100 people on Sunday, the Afghan interior ministry said. The Taliban claimed credit for the bombing.
Kabul residents are grieving and the government has declared a day of mourning after the suicide bomb attack on Saturday in the city centre, which also wounded 191 people.
Kabul was on high alert, with security beefed up particularly near the blast scene – an area close to an interior ministry building, the Jamhuriat hospital, government offices, businesses and a school.
The assault, carried out by a bomber driving an explosives-laden ambulance, was the worst attack in the Afghan capital since May 31, 2017, in which at least 150 people were killed. No group claimed responsibility for that blast.
“We are tired of people being killed in huge numbers in a matter of seconds. I don’t think the Afghan government can ever protect us. It is a normal thing for them now. We should be careful and take care of ourselves,” said Nadir, a Kabul resident.
Nadir, who witnessed Saturday’s attack, said women and children were among the dead.
Citizens stuck in the middle of warring factions are tired of the war and realize that the impasse in the war is hurting them the most. The warring parties aren’t backing up an inch. Most citizens don’t like the Taliban but feel the government is powerless to stop them.
Meanwhile, the Trump administration is carrying on their new campaign of going after the Taliban’s money-making operations and their leaders.
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