Suicide bombing kills dozens in Kabul, Afghanistan

Yahoo News Photo Staff

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

<p>A shopkeeper looks on behind broken glass of his shop, near the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Omar Sobhani/Reuters) </p>
Suicide bombing kills dozens in Kabul, Afghanistan

A shopkeeper looks on behind broken glass of his shop, near the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Omar Sobhani/Reuters)

<p>An injured man is carried to the hospital after a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters) </p>
Suicide bombing in kills dozens in Kabul, Afghanistan

An injured man is carried to the hospital after a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)

<p>Afghan police officers keep watch while a man drives his damaged car at the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Omar Sobhani/Reuters) </p>
Suicide bombing kills dozens in Kabul, Afghanistan

Afghan police officers keep watch while a man drives his damaged car at the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Omar Sobhani/Reuters)

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Suicide bombing kills dozens in Kabul, Afghanistan

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

<p>An Afghan security officials stands guard at the scene of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Hedayatullah Amid/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) </p>
Suicide bombing kills dozens in Kabul, Afghanistan

An Afghan security officials stands guard at the scene of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Hedayatullah Amid/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

<p>People carry an injured man after a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters) </p>
Suicide bombing kills dozens in Kabul, Afghanistan

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

<p>Afghan security personnel arrive at a site after a car bomb exploded near the old Ministry of Interior building in Kabul on Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Suicide bombing kills dozens in Kabul, Afghanistan

Afghan security personnel arrive at a site after a car bomb exploded near the old Ministry of Interior building in Kabul on Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>An injured man looks out from an ambulance after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Rahmat Gul/AP) </p>
Suicide bombing kills dozens in Kabul, Afghanistan

An injured man looks out from an ambulance after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Rahmat Gul/AP)

<p>Afghan security forces members and civilians assist the injured after a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan , Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters) </p>
Suicide bombing kills dozens in Kabul, Afghanistan

Afghan security forces members and civilians assist the injured after a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan , Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)

<p>Afghan police keep watch while a man drives his damaged car at the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Omar Sobhani/Reuters) </p>
Suicide bombing kills dozens in Kabul, Afghanistan

Afghan police keep watch while a man drives his damaged car at the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Omar Sobhani/Reuters)

<p>Afghan Injured men receives a treatment at a hospital after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Rahmat Gul/AP) </p>
Suicide bombing kills dozens in Kabul, Afghanistan

Afghan Injured men receives a treatment at a hospital after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Rahmat Gul/AP)

<p>Men carry a victim’s casket at the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan , Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Omar Sobhani/Reuters) </p>
Suicide bombing kills dozens in Kabul, Afghanistan

Men carry a victim’s casket at the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan , Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Omar Sobhani/Reuters)

<p>An injured boy sits in an ambulance after a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters) </p>
Suicide bombing kills dozens in Kabul, Afghanistan

An injured boy sits in an ambulance after a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)

<p>Afghan Injured men receives a treatment at a hospital after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Rahmat Gul/AP) </p>
Suicide bombing kills dozens in Kabul, Afghanistan

Afghan Injured men receives a treatment at a hospital after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Rahmat Gul/AP)

<p>Security forces are driven to the site of a deadly suicide attack in the center of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Massoud Hossaini/AP) </p>
Suicide bombing kills dozens in Kabul, Afghanistan

Security forces are driven to the site of a deadly suicide attack in the center of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Massoud Hossaini/AP)

<p>An wounded elderly woman is assisted at the site of a deadly suicide attack in the center of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Massoud Hossaini/AP) </p>
Suicide bombing kills dozens in Kabul, Afghanistan

An wounded elderly woman is assisted at the site of a deadly suicide attack in the center of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Massoud Hossaini/AP)

<p>An injured man is moved by a stretcher outside a hospital following a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Rahmat Gul/AP) </p>
Suicide bombing kills dozens in Kabul, Afghanistan

An injured man is moved by a stretcher outside a hospital following a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Rahmat Gul/AP)

<p>An Afghan man reacts after a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Hedayatullah Amid/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) </p>
Suicide bombing kills dozens in Kabul, Afghanistan

An Afghan man reacts after a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Hedayatullah Amid/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

<p>An injured man is carried to the hospital after a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters) </p>
Suicide bombing kills dozens in Kabul, Afghanistan

An injured man is carried to the hospital after a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)

<p>A security personnel points his pistol on a suspected ambulance driver at the site of a deadly suicide attack in the center of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Massoud Hossaini/AP) </p>
Suicide bombing kills dozens in Kabul, Afghanistan

A security personnel points his pistol on a suspected ambulance driver at the site of a deadly suicide attack in the center of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Massoud Hossaini/AP)

<p>Afghan Injured men receives a treatment at a hospital after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Rahmat Gul/AP) </p>
Suicide bombing in kills dozens in Kabul, Afghanistan

Afghan Injured men receives a treatment at a hospital after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo: Rahmat Gul/AP)

<p>Smoke rises after a car bomb explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 27, 2018 in this image obtained from social media. (Photo: Naweed Ahmad Shakoori via Reuters) </p>
Suicide bombing kills dozens in Kabul, Afghanistan

Smoke rises after a car bomb explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 27, 2018 in this image obtained from social media. (Photo: Naweed Ahmad Shakoori via Reuters)

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