At least 95 dead and 158 others injured after a suicide bombing in Afghanistan

Afghan medical staff treat a wounded women, after a car bomb exploded near the old Interior Ministry building, at Jamhuriat Hospital in Kabul on January 27, 2018. Photo: Getty Images.

A suicide bombing has killed at least 95 people and injured 158 others in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.

According to officials, the attackers disguised themselves as paramedics transporting a patient in an ambulance to get past a police checkpoint and enter a secure zone.

Once at a second checkpoint, the attackers in the ambulance, which was filled with explosives, detonated the bomb.

The area was crowded with people when the bomb exploded at 12:15pm local time (11:15pm AEDT) on Saturday.

According to the BBC, a witness said the aftermath looked like “brutal graveyard”.

The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack.

It comes just one week after militants killed 22 people in a luxury Kabul hotel.

The BBC has more.

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