Afghans mourn, a day after massive truck bombing killed 90


The Taliban denied responsibility and said they condemned attacks that have no legitimate target and killed civilians.

"This is the second day that we are searching for my nephew Habibiullah and have been to all Kabul hospitals, still couldn't find him", he said.

The attack, just days into the holy fasting month of Ramadan, underscores spiralling insecurity in Afghanistan, where the Nato-backed military, beset by soaring casualties and desertions, is struggling to beat back insurgents.

A day after the terror attack in Kabul, that killed almost at least 80 people and injured many others, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani issued a decree ordering the execution of 11 Haqqani Network and Taliban prisoners, ANI reported.

An Afghan health official says the rush-hour suicide vehicle bombing in Kabul has killed at least nine people and wounded as many as 90.

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has condemned the "cowardly" truck bomb attack that ripped through the heart of Kabul's diplomatic district.

Afghanistan's intelligence agency blamed the Taliban-allied Haqqani Network for the attack.

"We don't yet have a complete picture. we have no claim of responsibility, we can not say for sure how this attack happened and against whom it was directed".

ISIL has claimed responsibility for several recent bombings in the Afghan capital, including a powerful blast targeting an armored North Atlantic Treaty Organisation convoy that killed at least eight people and wounded 28 on May 3.

Between December and March, Germany sent back a total of 92 Afghan nationals on several charter flights to Kabul, accompanied by over 300 police, according to government figures provided to parliament.

The attack demonstrates a complete disregard for civilians and reveals the barbaric nature of the enemy faced by the Afghan people.

"In light of the findings of security services and calls by the Afghan nation, the ACB hereby cancel all kinds of cricket matches and initial mutual relationship agreement with the Pakistan Cricket Board", the statement added.

The BBC said one of its drivers, an Afghan, was killed driving journalists to work.

More than 460 people were wounded in the bombing, which took place in the morning rush hour in an area full of foreign embassies and Afghan government institutions, including the presidential palace. The bombing in Kabul's diplomatic quarter killed an Afghan guard at the German embassy and wounded two embassy staff, one of them German, the other one Afghan. Pictures circulated on social media showed the blast turned a portion of the diplomatic mission into ruins.