Pakistan condemns terror attack in Kabul

Pakistan condemns terror attack in Kabul

Pakistan condemns terror attack in Kabul

The wounded have been taken to hospitals around the city.

Security sources in the area had earlier said that 20 people have been killed and more than 20 others have sustained injuries in the attack.

According to AFP, which quoted officials, 13 people were killed in the blast which was claimed by Daesh, adding to the carnage caused by the militant group in the Afghan capital.

Witnesses told RFE/RL that the blast could be heard throughout the capital.

Afghan police says the death toll of the suicide attack in Kabul rises to 20 now.

The UN Security Council also condemned "the heinous and cowardly" terrorist attack and underlined the need to bring "perpetrators, organisers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice". It was the third deadly attack claimed by the extremist group in December alone.

Despite the increased security measures militants continue to carry out attacks.

The deadliest of those happened a week ago when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a Shiite cultural centre in Kabul, killing 41 people and wounding more than 80 others.

USA troops have remained in the country, although at greatly reduced numbers, helping to train and support Afghan forces in their battles against the militant groups.

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