Afghan officials probe attacks as death toll rises to at least 50 - News Summed Up

Afghan officials probe attacks as death toll rises to at least 50


Afghan security officials began investigating Tuesday's attacks in the capital Kabul and the southern city of Kandahar as the death toll climbed to at least 50. The Ministry of Public Health raised the death toll from the Kabul attack to 37, with 98 wounded, while 13 people were confirmed dead in Kandahar. One security official said the death toll from the Kabul incident alone could reach as high as 45-50 with more than 100 wounded. Five Emirati officials as well as the deputy governor of Kandahar, Abdul Shamsi, and a number of other senior officials were among the dead. "Those responsible for these attacks must be held accountable," said Pernille Kardel, the U.N. Secretary-General's Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan.


Source: Egypt Independent January 11, 2017 13:22 UTC





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