A suicide car bomb attack in a western neighbourhood of Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Monday morning left twenty-four people dead and fourty two injured, as per latest reports from Afghan health ministry official.
BREAKING: Afghan official says death toll in suicide bomb attack in western Kabul climbs to 12 with another 10 people wounded— The Associated Press (@AP) July 24, 2017
Earlier in the day, Health ministry spokesperson Waheed Majrooh told The Associated Press two people died in the explosion along with the suicide bomber. Another two people were hurt, although the extent of their injuries was not immediately known.
The Latest: Official: Suicide attack kills 2 in western Kabul. https://t.co/4hZeOhzwgt— The Associated Press (@AP) July 24, 2017
Several prominent political leaders, such as Hazara leader Mohammad Mohaqiq, live in western Kabul. The area has witnessed several attacks including the suicide attack that killed prominent Shia Muslim cleric Ramazan Hussainzada last month. Hussainzada was also a senior leader of Afghanistan’s Hazara community.
The blast comes two days after another blast in Afghanistan's Takhar province, in which 2 civilians had lost their lives.
More Updates on the incident to follow