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People Still Searching For Loved Ones Following Deadly Attack

A number of desperate people are still searching for relatives who have been missing since Saturday’s deadly ambulance bombing in Kabul city.

Saturday’s attack at Sedarat Square in Kabul claimed the lives of 103 people and injured another 235. 

Pohand Safi, a resident of Kabul, has been trying to find his nephew who was in the area at the time of the attack.

Safi said that after searching for a few hours near the explosion site, he finally found a few pieces of clothing belonging to his nephew.  

“I have been searching from yesterday to find a sign of my beloved and now I have found an item of clothing with a part of his body,” said Safi. 

Meanwhile TOLOnews journalist Jawed Ziaratjaie visited Jamhuriat Hospital on Sunday, which was close to the scene of the blast. He said parts of the hospital had also been badly damaged in the explosion.

“Around 15 million AFs damage has been caused at Jamhuriat Hospital and 10 percent of the medical equipment has been damaged,” Mohammad Haroon Arif, head of the hospital said. 

Over 200 patients were in beds at the hospital at the time of the explosion and many of them, and doctors, were wounded.

According to officials, the explosion caused great panic in the hospital. Doctors said a number of patients were forced to spend the night in rooms without windows – as they had broken in the explosion.  

The flying glass shards also injured both patients and doctors, but officials said the wounded doctors have been busy treating patients and wounded people since Saturday. 

“The hospital has been damaged badly and we did our best to repair it enough to treat patients,” Muhibullah Barikzai, the head of the emergency department at the hospital said. 

Also damaged in the blast was the directorate of environmental health for the public health ministry. Twenty five of its employees were also wounded.  

“The building of the directorate of environmental health has been destroyed and 25 employees of this office have been wounded and five of them are in critical condition,” Kanishka Turkistani, head of environmental health said. 

People Still Searching For Loved Ones Following Deadly Attack

Saturday’s explosion caused extensive damage to dozens of buildings in the vicinity of the blast site. 

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A number of desperate people are still searching for relatives who have been missing since Saturday’s deadly ambulance bombing in Kabul city.

Saturday’s attack at Sedarat Square in Kabul claimed the lives of 103 people and injured another 235. 

Pohand Safi, a resident of Kabul, has been trying to find his nephew who was in the area at the time of the attack.

Safi said that after searching for a few hours near the explosion site, he finally found a few pieces of clothing belonging to his nephew.  

“I have been searching from yesterday to find a sign of my beloved and now I have found an item of clothing with a part of his body,” said Safi. 

Meanwhile TOLOnews journalist Jawed Ziaratjaie visited Jamhuriat Hospital on Sunday, which was close to the scene of the blast. He said parts of the hospital had also been badly damaged in the explosion.

“Around 15 million AFs damage has been caused at Jamhuriat Hospital and 10 percent of the medical equipment has been damaged,” Mohammad Haroon Arif, head of the hospital said. 

Over 200 patients were in beds at the hospital at the time of the explosion and many of them, and doctors, were wounded.

According to officials, the explosion caused great panic in the hospital. Doctors said a number of patients were forced to spend the night in rooms without windows – as they had broken in the explosion.  

The flying glass shards also injured both patients and doctors, but officials said the wounded doctors have been busy treating patients and wounded people since Saturday. 

“The hospital has been damaged badly and we did our best to repair it enough to treat patients,” Muhibullah Barikzai, the head of the emergency department at the hospital said. 

Also damaged in the blast was the directorate of environmental health for the public health ministry. Twenty five of its employees were also wounded.  

“The building of the directorate of environmental health has been destroyed and 25 employees of this office have been wounded and five of them are in critical condition,” Kanishka Turkistani, head of environmental health said. 

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