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Kabul ambulance bomb attack kills 95

Kabul ambulance bomb attack kills 95

Kabul reacted in despair and fear yesterday, a day after a suicide bomb in the center of the city killed and wounded more than 250 people in the worst attack seen in the Afghan capital in months.

Gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, killing at least five people, including a foreigner, and setting off a 12-hour gun battle with security forces that continued into yesterday morning, as frantic guests tried to escape from fourth and fifth-floor windows.

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A suicide bomber rammed his car packed with explosives into a bus carrying government employees in the Afghan capital yesterday, killing 24 people and wounding 42 others, Kabul’s police chief spokesman said.

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At least 80 people were killed and 350 wounded when a massive bomb tore through Kabul’s strongly fortified diplomatic quarter during the Wednesday morning rush hour, Afghan officials said.

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A young Afghan woman who was married against her will has been stoned to death by extremists after she was caught eloping with another man, local officials told AFP Tuesday.

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