Video Emerges Of Kabul Truck Bomb That Killed, Wounded Hundreds

Damaged cars are seen after a blast at the site of the incident in Kabul Afghanistan

Damaged cars are seen after a blast at the site of the incident in Kabul Afghanistan

No organisation has yet claimed responsibility for the deadly attack. Ankara's ambassador to Kabul was in Turkey at the time of the attack, but he will return to Afghanistan, he added.

Tolo News reported that the blast was close to the Embassies of Germany and Iran and added that the explosion happened o 14th Street of the Wazir Akbar Khan diplomatic area of the city. "The government is not very strong and it needs the support of the worldwide communities and if the latter (international communities) genuinely want to help Afghanistan then they must strengthen and provide certain measures and directions for the country", the- South Asia- expert added.

Afghan insurgents have stepped up their attacks since the drawdown of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops from Afghanistan in 2014, devastating the capital of Kabul with increasingly deadly and brutal assaults and leaving Afghans feeling embattled and exhausted following 16 years of war.

It was one of the worst attacks Kabul had seen since the drawdown of foreign forces from the country at the end of 2014.

The Australian and German embassies, the Foreign Ministry and the Presidential Palace are all in the area.

A vehicle bomb exploded during morning rush hour Wednesday in Kabul's diplomatic district, killing at least 80 people and injuring more than 300 others, Afghanistan's health ministry said.

Wednesday's explosion was so heavy that more than 50 vehicles were either destroyed or damaged.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in a statement that the group had played no role in the attack.

While some reports suggest the Indian mission does not appear to be the target, Indian intelligence agencies have reportedly not ruled out the possibility, Delhi-based broadcaster CNN-News18 cited its sources as saying.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has strongly condemned the massive attack in Kabul earlier in the morning, just days into the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

- January 10: Twin blasts near the Afghan parliament kill 38 people and wound 86.

Afghan officials say 80 people died and 350 were wounded in the attack.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a crowded mosque in Kabul that killed more than 30 people and wounded dozens, its third major attack on minority Shi'ites in the Afghan capital since July.

It also cited eyewitnesses as saying that the massive truck bomb explosion had felt like an quake.

"It's not clear what the target was, but as is often the case, many civilians were injured by the blast".

A twin suicide bombing in a busy area near the Defence Ministry killed 35 people, including several senior security officers, and wounded 103.

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