Death toll in Kabul suicide attack climbs to over 80

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Baku, July 24, AZERTAC

At least 80 people were killed and 231 injured when a huge blast rocked a mass demonstration in the Afghan capital, Kabul, the Interior Ministry has announced, according to Russia Today. The attack was claimed by terrorist group Islamic State.

The numbers were confirmed to Afghan TOLOnews network and Pajhwok agency, as well as to Reuters.

Officials have confirmed to TOLOnews that at least three suicide bombers were present at the rally. The first detonated an explosives vest, the second was killed by police, while the third had a defective explosives vest. The fate of the third attacker is unknown.

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