80 dead, scores hurt as blasts rip through Kabul rally (Video)
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 64 people were killed and 234 others wounded as twin explosions ripped through a mammoth rally staged by the Hazara minority in Kabul on Saturday, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said. Mohammad Ismael Kawasi, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) spokesman, confirmed the casualties in the explosions that took place in the middle of the crowd at around 2:30 pm. Security forces cordoned off the site and no one was allowed to enter the area. Luqman, one of the rally participants, told Pajhwok Afghan News the first explosion happened near the Barikot Cinema and the second followed in Demazang Square. He said a large number of people were wounded and evacuated to hospitals. Dr. Mohammad Saber Naseb, Istiqlal Hospital director, said scores of wounded had been rought to the hospital and there was a possibility of more inured would being shifted to the facility.