Suicide Attacks Killed 24 In Kabul

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Kabul:  24 dead, 91 wounded in Kabul attack – Public Health Ministry spokesman.

police confirm seven dead incl PD2 police chief & high-ranking MoD official in twin bombings outside ministry.

Two Taliban suicide bombers on foot struck close to the Afghan Defence Ministry in Kabul during late afternoon rush hour on Monday, killing at least  seven people and wounding 13 others, officials said.

The latest militant assault on the Afghan capital comes as the Taliban intensify their nationwide offensive against the U.S.-backed government in Kabul. “Two suicide bombers, both on foot, detonated their explosives… in downtown Kabul,” Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi told AFP.

“The attackers blew themselves up one after another and unfortunately we do have police and civilian casualties,” he added. At least five people were confirmed dead and 13 others wounded, Health Ministry spokesman Waheed Majroh said.

The Italian-run Emergency Hospital in Kabul tweeted that it had so far received 10 injured people, with more expected. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said on Twitter that the defence ministry was the target of the first attack, while police were targeted in the second.

 

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