Afghanistan: Death toll rises to 23 in terror attack on Kabul airport, claimed by Islamic State (IS)
The death toll from a suicide attack near Kabul international airport has risen to 23, the health ministry said on Monday, with an AFP driver among the dead.
At least 107 others were wounded in on Saturday’s powerful explosion, which happened as scores of people were leaving the airport after welcoming home Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum from exile.
The health ministry warned that the latest toll, which initially had been 14 dead and 60 wounded, could change.
AFP driver Mohammad Akhtar, 31, was among those killed when the suicide bomber blew himself up.