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Suicide bombing in kills dozens in Kabul, Afghanistan

People carry an injured man after a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)

Suicide bombing kills dozens in Kabul, Afghanistan

A suicide bomber driving an ambulance killed at least 95 people and wounded 158 more in an attack claimed by the Taliban in the Afghan capital Kabul, authorities said. The bombing Saturday came just a week after Taliban militants killed 22 at an international hotel in the city.

The attacker used the ambulance to get through a security checkpoint in central Kabul, telling police he was taking a patient to a nearby hospital, said Nasrat Rahimi, deputy spokesperson for the Interior Ministry. He then detonated his explosives at a second checkpoint, Rahimi said. (AP)

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