Kabul suicide bombing toll jumps to 95; at least 158 injured

03:44 PM | 27 Jan, 2018
Kabul suicide bombing toll jumps to 95; at least 158 injured
KABUL - The death toll in a suicide car bomb attack in Afghanistan's capital city climbed to 95 Saturday, with 158 wounded, the Afghan Public Health Ministry said.

The explosion took place near the old interior ministry building, which is close to the offices of the European Union and the High Peace Council.

Attackers drove an ambulance laden with explosives past a police checkpoint into a street that was closed to public transport.

Taliban claimed the responsibility for the attack.

A week ago, Taliban militants killed 22 people in a luxury Kabul hotel.

On Wednesday, ISIS militants stormed the offices of Save the Children in eastern Afghanistan killing four and triggering a standoff with police that lasted almost 10 hours. ISIS was involved in at least 10 fatal attacks in Afghanistan last year.

On Dec. 28 a suicide bomber and other explosions at a Shia cultural center in Kabul killed at least 41 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria that may have been aimed at a pro-Iran news outlet based in the building.

The writer is a member of the staff.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 25 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 25, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 293.5 and selling rate is 297.2 while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 351.45 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.05 and Saudi Riyal at 72.95.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.65
Euro EUR 293.5 297.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 351.45
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.05 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.95 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.58 748.58
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 39.91 40.31
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.67 36.02
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.74 916.74
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.38 172.38
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.26 731.26
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.5 77.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 72.95 73.85
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 311.53 314.03
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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