Death Toll Rises To 7 In Kabul’s Green Zone Bombing
18:05, Tuesday, 31 October, 2017
An explosion ripped through Kabul’s heavily-fortified diplomatic area of Wazir Akbar Khan in Kabul on Tuesday afternoon killing at least seven people. A suicide bomber reportedly detonated his explosives in 14th Street in Wazir Akbar Khan - inside the Green Zone. Hospital officials told TOLOnews that at least seven people were killed and 21 wounded. TOLOnews journalists at the scene reported that they saw many casualties. Security forces immediately cordoned off the area and ambulances were seen rushing casualties to nearby hospitals. According to the Ministry of Defense, which has an office in 14th Street, the explosion happened close to their building but they said they were not the target. The explosion happened at about 4pm local time when many government officials and embassy staff were leaving the area for the day. The suicide bomber reportedly entered the area through a park bordering the diplomatic zone and was able to penetrate the layers of security and gain access directly into the highly-fortified area that houses numerous embassies, some government offices, guesthouses and a few private companies.