Death toll from Taliban attack in Kabul rises to 64

Associated Press

Kabul, Afghanistan — The Afghan Interior Ministry says the death toll from Tuesday’s Taliban attack in Kabul has risen sharply overnight to 64. The previous official death toll on Tuesday had been 28.

The attackers targeted an agency that provides protection for high-ranking government officials, similar to the U.S. Secret Service. A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden truck outside the compound, and a pair of gunmen entered the compound in the aftermath before being killed in a battle with military forces.

The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack.