Double Suicide Attack Kills 25 People, Including Journalists in Kabul

Published April 30th, 2018 - 09:38 GMT
A victim is carried away on a stretcher at the site of the bombing. (AFP/ file Photo)
A victim is carried away on a stretcher at the site of the bombing. (AFP/ file Photo)

A coordinated double suicide bombing hit central Kabul on Monday morning, killing 25 people, including an Agence France Presse photographer and three other journalists, Afghan officials said.

Also, at least 45 people were wounded, according to Wahid Majroh, the public health ministry's spokesman who gave the latest casualty tolls. 

AFP reported that the news agency's chief photographer in Kabul, Shah Marai, was among those killed. The news agency said Marai died in a blast that was targeting a group of journalists who had rushed to the scene of the earlier suicide attack in Kabul.

A cameraman form the local TOLO TV and two journalists from 1TV, along with four policemen, were also among those killed.

The suicide attacks took place in the central Shash Darak area, which is home to the NATO headquarters and a number of embassies in Afghanistan. The second was meant to hit those rushing to the scene of the attack to help the victims of the first blast.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

The local ISIS affiliate and the more firmly established Taliban carry out regular attacks around the country.


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