21 killed in twin bombing attacks in Afghanistan

Journalists hit as twin bombings kill 21 in Kabul.

David Rosenberg,

Scene of ISIS attack in Kabul
Scene of ISIS attack in Kabul
Reuters

At least 21 people were killed and more than two dozen injured in the Afghan capital city of Kabul Monday in twin bombing attacks near several government offices.

The first explosion killed four people and left five more injured, Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Najid Danish said, according to Reuters.

When a group of journalists gathered around the scene of the first attack, a second bomb went off, leaving at least one photographer dead and several journalists injured.

The photographer killed in the attack was identified as Shah Marai, chief photographer in the Kabul district for AFP.

According to a statement by an Afghan government spokesperson, the twin bombings claimed a total of 21 lives, and left 27 people injured.

Earlier this month, a suicide bombing targeting Afghanis registering to vote ahead of this October’s election killed dozens in Kabul. ISIS terrorists claimed responsibility for the attack.

Last December, more than 40 were killed in an ISIS attack suicide bombing attack which targeted a cultural center in Kabul run by members of the country’s Shi’ite minority.




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