At least 17 people were killed and more than 110 wounded when a massive explosion rocked a busy Kabul street on Saturday, Afghan officials said.
Officials feared the death toll would rise. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
“It’s a massacre,” said Dejan Panic, the coordinator for the Emergency aid organization’s trauma hospitals in Afghanistan. At least 50 people were brought to Emergency’s Kabul hospital.
According to witnesses and officials, an ambulance laden with explosives went off on Saturday at a police checkpoint near an office of the High Peace Council and a number of foreign diplomatic missions.