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The Latest: Afghanistan raises toll from Kabul attack to 103

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  • An Afghan shopkeeper removes the shuttered glasses of his shop in the aftermath of Saturday's suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump is condemning "the despicable car bombing attack" in the Afghan capital of Kabul.

    An Afghan shopkeeper removes the shuttered glasses of his shop in the aftermath of Saturday's suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump is condemning "the despicable car bombing attack" in the Afghan capital of Kabul.
    Associated Press

  • An Afghan shopkeeper removes the shuttered glasses of his shop in the aftermath of Saturday's suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump is condemning "the despicable car bombing attack" in the Afghan capital of Kabul.

    An Afghan shopkeeper removes the shuttered glasses of his shop in the aftermath of Saturday's suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump is condemning "the despicable car bombing attack" in the Afghan capital of Kabul.
    Associated Press

  • Glasses from a shuttered window at a photography shop are scattered near the site of Saturday's attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump is condemning "the despicable car bombing attack" in the Afghan capital of Kabul.

    Glasses from a shuttered window at a photography shop are scattered near the site of Saturday's attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump is condemning "the despicable car bombing attack" in the Afghan capital of Kabul.
    Associated Press

  • Members of Afghan security forces stand guard at the site of Saturday's suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump is condemning "the despicable car bombing attack" in the Afghan capital of Kabul.

    Members of Afghan security forces stand guard at the site of Saturday's suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump is condemning "the despicable car bombing attack" in the Afghan capital of Kabul.
    Associated Press

  • A member of Afghan security forces walks past the site of Saturday's suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. President Donald Trump is condemning "the despicable car bombing attack" in the Afghan capital of Kabul.

    A member of Afghan security forces walks past the site of Saturday's suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. President Donald Trump is condemning "the despicable car bombing attack" in the Afghan capital of Kabul.
    Associated Press

 
 

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The Latest on Afghanistan, where a suicide bombing in the capital on Saturday killed more than 100 people (all times local):

2:30 p.m.

Afghanistan's interior minister says at least 103 people were killed in a suicide bombing carried out by the Taliban in Kabul on Saturday, updating an earlier toll.

Wais Ahmad Barmak said Sunday that another 235 people were wounded in the attack. Barmak said police were among those killed and wounded.

The attacker drove an ambulance filled with explosives and was able to race through a security checkpoint by saying he was transferring a patient to a hospital. The explosion damaged or destroyed dozens of shops and vehicles.

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11:30 a.m.

An Afghan official has updated the number of wounded from Saturday's suicide bombing in Kabul to 191, saying the death toll from the Taliban attack remains at 95.

The attacker drove an ambulance filled with explosives and was able to race through a security checkpoint by saying he was transferring a patient to a hospital. The explosion damaged or destroyed dozens of shops and vehicles.

Wahid Majroh, a spokesman for the Public Health Ministry, gave the updated toll Sunday, after officials had earlier said 158 people were wounded.

The Taliban claimed the attack, which dealt a major blow to the U.S.-backed Afghan government. Afghan security forces have struggled to combat the Taliban since the U.S. and NATO formally concluded their combat mission at the end of 2014.

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