63 dead, 151 wounded in Kabul bomb blast

Taliban fighters used a four-month-old baby to hide a bomb as part of a plot to carry out an attack in an Afghan city. It is believed that this

The force of the blast shattered windows of surrounding buildings while causing few low-rise structures to collapse. Outside civilians walked through debris-covered streets carrying wounded people on their backs as paramedics loaded several bodies at a time into ambulances to take them to medical facilities around the city, reports PTI.

On Dec. 28 a suicide bomber and other explosions at a Shiite cultural center in Kabul killed at least 41 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group that may have been aimed at a pro-Iran news outlet based in the building.

The explosion rattled many buildings in the area where the windows were spotted broken. "The people are in shock in our market", he told AFP.

"It's a massacre", said Dejan Panic, a coordinator with the NGO Emergency, which operates at hospital in city that treated victims.

Photos shared on social media purportedly of the blast showed a huge plume of smoke rising into the sky. "I heard a big bang and I fainted", he said, outside the Emergency hospital. The Interior Ministry says a suicide auto bomb attack in Kabul leaves dozens wounded. At least 11 people were wounded in the attack. "There were pools of blood".

"It targeted our checkpoint".

Mirwais Yasini, a member of parliament who was nearby during the explosion, said ambulance approached a checkpoint close the High Peace Council's office, and blew up, Reuters reported.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the blast, a week after it claimed an attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in the city in which more than 20 people were killed. The bombing came just a week after Taliban militants killed 22 at an worldwide hotel in the city.

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