Over 50 people killed and more than 150 wounded in the twin blasts that targeted parliament staff as they were leaving their offices for the day.
Majority Of Victims Of Kabul Bombings Were Civilians
The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said on Wednesday the victims of Tuesday’s suicide bombings on parliament offices in Kabul were mostly civilians and included women and children.
Over 50 people were killed and more than 150 wounded in the twin blasts that targeted parliament staff as they were leaving their offices for the day. The incident took place along Darulaman Road.
Karima, an administrative officer for the Meshrano Jirga (Upper House of Parliament), who was wounded in the attack, said staff were on their way home when the explosion occurred.
“We were coming out of the building when we heard a huge boom and then I realized that I lost consciousness and that was the time when I sustained serious injuries in the blast,” she said.
Massoud, a student at Abdul Ali Mustaghni High School, who was also injured in the explosion, said he sustained injuries when he was attending to those wounded in the first explosion.
“We went closer to the scene of the first explosion to help the wounded and suddenly the second blast happened. We didn’t realize whether the attacker was inside our car or he was chasing our car. I sustained injuries to my face, shoulder and hand,” he added.
Rahima Jami, a female MP from Herat, was also among the wounded.
“I saw that I was fine after the first incident. I got out of my car and went to a safe place to hide, because I was expecting a second incident to happen. This helped me survive the second explosion,” she said.
Haji Mohammad, an official from the Meshrano Jirga, who was left disabled in a previous incident, again sustained injuries in Tuesday’s attack.
“I was waiting for the car with one of my colleagues when the first explosion occurred. When I woke up I found I was lying on the ground and so was my colleague. There were many other people wounded around us. Later, security officials came and took us to the hospital,” he said.
More than 150 people were wounded in the twin bombing. Of the 45 wounded who were taken to Isteqlal Hospital, all but two have been discharged. One patient is still however in critical condition, doctors said.