Death Toll in Deadly Kabul Attack Rises

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The death toll in the Kabul, Afghanistan truck bomb stands at 95 with more than 150 injured and is expected to rise in the Taliban orchestrated explosion that used an ambulance to pass through two security check points.

The ambulance, loaded with explosives was allowed to pass through parameter checkpoints by telling military he was transporting a patient. After passing the first checkpoint, he successfully gained entrance into the downtown center, passing a second checkpoint.

The downtown enter of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, was rocked by the blast which was felt throughout the capital. Black plumes of smoke could be seen for miles.


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Military police have said many of the victims were private citizens, simply out for the day. Some military casualties have been reported.

Area hospitals have reported many of the injured were in critical condition when they arrived and are not expected to survive.

Piercing screams and the wailing of sorrow, pain and injury, replaced the normal cacophony of Saturday shoppers in Kabul’s downtown center. Many local shop windows were blown out,

The explosion comes one week after the Taliban stormed the Intercontinental Hotel killing 22 and injuring more than 150. Guest were forced to use sheets tied together and draped over the sides of the balconies, as a rope, to escape the fires and deadly siege on the upper floors. United States citizens were among the fourteen foreigners murdered.

The Taliban, which had been somewhat in the background for the last three years during the rise of the Islamic State, has planned and carried out successive terrorist attacks throughout January.

This is the third Taliban initiated attack this month as the Sunni Islamic fundamentalist terror organization ramps up its civil war against the government of Afghanistan and other nations who support the democratic process and regime.

The Islamic State, a branch organization of the Taliban, as also remained active in Kabul storming the Save our Children in Afghanistan offices earlier this month killing four.


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The rise in terror attacks in the capital city of Kaubl and the Afghanistan countryside has increased dramatically in the past 12 months causing concern by world leaders of renewed dedication by the 66 nation coalition aligned to destroy the Islamic State, the United Nations, K-4 military or personal commitments by foreign governments to renew military presence.

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