cabul - The death toll due to the heavy bomb attack in the center of the Afghan capital Kabul was raised to nineteen on Thursday. About 460 people were injured by the bloody Wednesday morning attack, the authorities reported. An explosive blocked in a car dropped off during the busy morning hustle, causing many civilians to escape.
Also, embassy workers were injured because the attack took place in the vicinity of several diplomatic posts. For example, German, Turkish, Chinese and French embassies suffered damage.
The attack has not been claimed yet. The Taliban immediately stressed Wednesday that the explosion is not their job. According to the Afghan intelligence service, preliminary research results show that the militant Afghan Haqqani network is behind the attack, Sky News reported Thursday. The Pakistani secret service ISI would have provided assistance. The Haqqani network maintained close ties with the Taliban and al-Qaeda.