An explosives-packed ambulance blew up in a crowded area of Kabul killing at least 95 people and wounding 158 others.Bomb last was one of the biggest blasts to rock the war-torn city in recent years.

The Taliban-claimed assault the second carried out by the militant group in the afghan capital in a week.Blast happened near the old interior ministry building and offices of the European Union and high peace council.

The massive blast triggered chaotic scenes as terrified survivors fled the area scattered with body parts and blood, and hospitals were overwhelmed by the large number of wounded.

Attack occurred as both the insurgents and the Islamic state group have escalated their attacks on Kabul.

The medical staff struggled to treat the bloodied men, women and children lying on the floor in corridors of the hospital.

Interior Ministry Deputy Spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said the suicide bomber used an ambulance to pass through the checkpoints.

He passed through the first checkpoint saying he was taking a patient to Jamuriate hospital and at the second checkpoint he was recognized and blew his explosive-laden car.