Kabul’s Last Week Bomb Attack Killed 150: President
Islam Times - Death toll from Kabul's last week truck bomb has climbed to more than 150, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani told an international peace conference in the capital on Tuesday.
A suicide car bomb rocked a highly secure diplomatic area of Kabul on Wednesday morning at the peak of Kabul’s rush hour.
Wazir Akbar Khan district where is considered Kabul’s safest area, with foreign embassies protected by dozens of 10-foot-high blast walls and government offices, guarded by police and national security forces. The German Embassy, Indian Embassy, the Foreign Ministry and the Presidential Palace are all in the area.
Kabul has been on edge since the bombing, the deadliest in the city since 2001.
"Over 150 innocent Afghan sons and daughters were killed and more than 300 wounded were brought to hospitals with burns and amputations," Ghani said. Previously officials had put the number of dead at 90.
Four more people were killed Friday when hundreds of protesters incensed by the bombing clashed with police, prompting officials to force them back with live rounds fired in the air, tear gas and water cannon.
The protesters, holding a sit-in for a fifth day Tuesday near the bombing site, have demanded the resignation of Afghanistan's security chiefs, including national security adviser Hanif Atmar -- a demand that Ghani has turned down.
And on Saturday, at least seven people were killed when suicide bombers tore through a row of mourners who were attending the funeral of one of the protesters, the son of an influential Afghan senator.
No group has claimed the attacks, but the government has blamed the Taliban-allied Haqqani Network for Wednesday's bombing
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