Afghanistan: At least 20 killed by Muslim terrorists in suicide truck bomb near hospital
At least 20 people were murdered and 95 others were wounded when Taliban terrorists detonated a powerful suicide truck bomb near a hospital in southern Afghanistan.
The Taliban terror group claimed responsibility for the attack, which destroyed part of the hospital in Qalat, the capital of southern Zabul province.
A senior defense ministry official in Kabul said the terrorists wanted to target a training base for the country’s security agency, but parked the explosives-laden vehicle outside a hospital gate nearby.
The number of casualties may rise as rescue teams and people are still searching for bodies under the rubble.
Several women, children, health workers and patients in the hospital were critically injured in the blast.
Yesterday, armed Muslim terrorists and at least one suicide bomber stormed a government building in eastern Afghanistan, wounding nine people including a child and a woman. The office is a distribution center in the city of Jalalabad for national identity cards, which people need to vote in Afghanistan’s presidential election in 10 days.
At least 48 people were murdered on Tuesday in Taliban attacks in Afghanistan. A Muslim suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance of a venue hosting a rally in Parwan province in central Afghanistan, where President Ashraf Ghani was speaking.
Last week the Taliban terror group killed 10 people, including Romanian and U.S. soldiers, with a vehicle bomb in the adjacent Shash Darak area.