Kabul car bomb targeting tourists kills 10, injures 60

August 22, 2015 17:05

KABUL- A car bomb outside a Kabul hospital killed at least 10 people and caused widespread casualties among Afghan civilians, although it appeared to have targeted a vehicle carrying foreign citizens, witnesses and security sources said,

At least one foreigner was among the 10 killed by the bomb that wounded 60 people, foreign ministry spokesman Wahidullah Mayar said.Paramedics carried the wounded away on stretchers in a street littered with broken glass and mangled cars after the blast, a Reuters witness said.

Bombings have increased in the capital since the government and Taliban in July confirmed Mullah Omar had died two years ago. Some analysts say the insurgents are trying to show they remain potent.

Saturday's bomb was placed in a Toyota sedan, a security official at the scene said. Flames billowed from the car and parts of it were ripped apart by the blast and scattered along the street.

Glass was blown out of the windows of the Shinozada hospital and a six-story building opposite. On its website, the Shinozada is described as Afghanistan's first private hospital.

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