43 killed in attack to a vice ministry in Kabul

43 killed in attack to a vice ministry in Kabul



The death toll for the assault on Monday to the Vice Ministry of Martyrs and Disabled in Kabul increased to 43 today and that of wounded to 25, after the security forces cleared the building room by room.

The spokesman of the Ministry of Public Health, Wahidullah Majroh, confirmed the balance of victims in his official group of social network Viber and said that, although they have not yet been identified, the vast majority are civil employees of the department.

A suicide bomber blew himself up with a car bomb at the entrance of the building, which depends on the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, early yesterday afternoon, opening the way for two armed comrades who entered the premises.

The assault lasted about seven hours, during which the security forces evacuated 350 employees of the vice-ministry.

This year, Kabul has been the scene of multiple attacks, the last of which took place at the end of November when an assault on a camp of the British security company G4S caused 15 deaths and almost thirty wounded after 10 hours of fighting between security forces and the Taliban.

The most serious attack so far in 2018 was recorded last January, when the Taliban blew up a bomb ambulance near the former Ministry of the Interior, where still operate some official units, which caused more than a hundred deaths.

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