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bomb hidden in an ambulance has killed at least 95 people and wounded over 150 more in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul. The blast occurred at a police checkpoint in an area near foreign embassies and government buildings.>>
> Saturday is a working day in Afghanistan, and the streets were busy when the explosion occurred.
A representative of Italian aid group, EMERGENCY, called the attack a massacre. A health ministry official says the death toll may rise further. This man, a witness, says he was sitting in his shop when he heard the blast, which shattered all the windows in the building. The Taliban has claimed responsibility.
It comes only a week after the group attacked Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, where more than 20 people were killed in an overnight siege. Saturday's attack will likely put pressure on the country's President and US Allies. They've been expressing confidence that a new, more aggressive military strategy has succeeded in driving Taliban insurgents back from major provincial centers.