A powerful bomb was detonated in a seemingly safe area of Kabul at the height of morning rush hour Wednesday, killing at least 90 people and injuring 400 people, said Afghan officials. The explosion came on the Muslim Holy month of Ramadan, was one of the deadliest that took place in the capital in recent years.
The bomb exploded in the diplomatic quarter near the German Embassy and the presidential Palace in Afghanistan. The streets were filled with suburban passengers, women, and children in school, and the explosion probably led to high mortality among the civilian population. The Taliban denied responsibility for the blast, but the intelligence service of Afghanistan believes that a Pakistani group associated with the Taliban, it was carried out.
The death toll increased to 90 people, and another 400 people were injured. American officials said that at least 11 U.S. citizens were injured in the camp, "Eggers" and nine employees of Afghanistan's security services. The American military said that the checkpoint prevented the approach of the truck to the Embassy.
The bomb, hidden in a truck to deliver the water, exploded at 8:22 am. It exploded near the Embassy of Germany in one of the liveliest areas of the city, a number of large supermarkets and shops.
The intelligence service of Afghanistan, the National Directorate of security, said in a statement that the Haqqani group, a member of the Taliban in Pakistan, tried to blow. But the Islamist terrorist group has still not been informed about the bombing.
The press Secretary of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Germany Maria Adebahr said that the Embassy will remain closed until further notice and that local staff receive medical care. Canada stated that none of its employees was injured, despite extensive damage on the first floor of the building.
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