Anger grows in Kabul after ambulance bomb carnage

Lester Mason
January 29, 2018

Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak provided the updated death toll on Sunday, saying another 235 people were wounded in the attack.

ISIS militants on Wednesday attacked the offices of British aid agency Save the Children in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, killing at least four people and injuring dozens.

DONALD Trump has slammed the Taliban after members of the depraved terror group killed 95 people in a suicide bombing yesterday. The attacker then detonated his explosives at a second check point, Rahimi said.

There was harsh criticism of the government on social media for failing to protect ordinary Afghans from the rising wave of Taliban and ISIL inspired attacks. "The Taliban's cruelty will not prevail", Trump said as he reiterated his commitment to free Afghanistan from terrorists. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Afghan government and Afghan National Defense and security forces are working tirelessly to defend all Afghans and respond to these attacks with bravery and professionalism, he said.

"The United States is committed to a secure Afghanistan that is free from terrorists who would target Americans, our allies, and anyone who does not share their wicked ideology", the U.S. president said. That attack was claimed by Islamic State.

Former US ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad called for Ghani's government and its main political rival, powerful northern leader Atta Mohammad Noor, to "come together and resolve their differences".

However, the Taliban have dismissed any suggestion that they have been weakened by the US approach and say they will only agree to talks when global forces leave Afghanistan.

On Wednesday, ISIS militants stormed the offices of Save the Children in eastern Afghanistan killing four and triggering a standoff with police that lasted nearly 10 hours.

The blast happened in an area where several high-profile organisations, including the European Union, have offices.

On Saturday, a blast hit the diplomatic quarter of Kabul, where the embassies of other countries and many government buildings are located.

Last Saturday, the Taliban gunmen raided a luxury hotel in Kabul, killing at least 22 people, mostly foreigners.

Some foreign organisations are reassessing their presence in Afghanistan following the spate of deadly violence.

Trump has said he wanted to shift from a time-based approach in Afghanistan to one based on conditions on the ground.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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