A bomb was hidden inside a sewage tanker that resulted in the death of 80 people in Afghanistan on Wednesday. At the scene, there was chaos, with blood streaming down the wounded. The streets were littered with debris. The walls of buildings were crumbled and nearby cars were destroyed. This attacked created a lot of chaos.
This truck spilled sewage everywhere and in addition to ending lives, it damaged embassy buildings and wounded hundreds of people in the process.
Pictures of the embassy can be seen online with the windows completely blown out.
This bomb was one of the deadliest to ever go off in Kabul. It was set at the beginning of Ramadan, which Muslims see as a holy month.
So far, as of late Wednesday, no group has taken responsibility for this terrible attack. People closest to the scene that survived described the attack feeling like a ‘earthquake.’
The embassies that were damaged were the French, Turkish and Chinese. In so far, no diplomats have reported injuries.
“India stands with Afghanistan in fighting all types of terrorism. Forces supporting terrorism need to be defeated,” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a tweet. India said its embassy staff were safe.
Wednesday’s attack provided another clear demonstration that Ramadan, which began at the weekend, would provide little respite from the violence across Afghanistan.
Amnesty International demanded an immediate and impartial investigation.
“Today’s tragedy shows that the conflict in Afghanistan is not winding down but dangerously widening, in a way that should alarm the international community,” it said in a statement.
The explosion will add pressure to the fragile government of President Ashraf Ghani, which has faced mounting discontent over its inability to control the insurgency and provide security for Afghan citizens.