The casualties toll as a result of a deadly attack in capital Kabul has climbed to 64 deaths and 347 wounded, the Ministry of Interior announced Wednesday.
“It is with regret that I announce that 64 people were killed and 347 others wounded in yesterday’s Kabul attack. Most of them are civilians,” Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi told reporters.
The attackers targeted an agency that provides protection for high-ranking government officials Tuesday morning. A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden truck outside the compound, and a pair of gunmen entered the compound in the aftermath before being killed in a battle with military forces.
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack.
Afghan officials said Wednesday it was the worst terrorist attack in the country since 2011.
The attack was widely condemned by the Afghan officials as well as the international community.