Kabul attack: Explosion close to Ali Abad hospital kills at least 32 people, injures 18 others

A suicide bomber blew himself up in Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 32 people, officials said, as Afghans celebrated the Persian New Year.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

Another 18 people were wounded in the blast, health ministry spokesman Waheed Majroh told AFP.

The interior ministry said a suicide attacker on foot had detonated himself in front of Kabul University.

On the other hand, TOLO News reported that the police in Kabul had confirmed that a car bomb was used in the explosion, which took place close to the Ali Abad hospital and Kabul University.

Eyewitnesses also said that all the casualties were civilians.

With inputs from AFP

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Updated Date: Mar 21, 2018 20:14:43 IST

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