Kabul blast: Death toll rises to 48

Kabul blast: Death toll rises to 48
An Afghan security forces mamber stands guard at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan April 22, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Kabul: Death toll in Sunday’s deadly suicide bombing in Kabul has risen to 48 lives and has wounded 112, according to the Afghan officials.

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health has confirmed the death toll and the number of wounded, reported TOLO News.

The explosion happened at an ID distribution and voter registration center at about 10 a.m. on Sunday morning in PD6.

According to the report, Kabul’s acting police chief, Mohammad Daoud Amin, stated that a suicide bomber detonated his explosives in the doorway of the offices.

“I strongly condemn the terrorist attack on voters’ registration center in Kabul. I stand with those affected by this coward attack. Our resolve for fair and transparent elections will continue and terrorists won’t win against the will of the Afghan people,” Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah said, in a tweet.

Until now no individual or outfit has taken responsibility for the attack.