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BOMB BLAST IN AFGHANISTAN

BOMB BLAST IN AFGHANISTAN

BOMB BLAST IN AFGHANISTAN
May 01
06:53 2018

At least 25 people were killed, including AFP chief photographer for Afghanistan Shah Marai and nine other journalists, when two suicide blasts ripped through Kabul on Monday.
Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai said the second explosion came minutes after the first and targeted reporters at the scene. “The bomber disguised himself as a journalist and detonated himself among the crowd,” he said.
The attacks came just a week after the blast at a voter registration centre that killed 60 people, in the wake of warnings by security officials against the risk of increasing attacks ahead of parliamentary elections planned in October.
Monday’s first explosion in the Shashdarak area close to buildings of the NDS intelligence service was followed by one outside the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing, just as people were entering the government office.
Four people were killed and five injured in the first explosion, said Najib Danish, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry, adding that authorities had despatched ambulances to the incident sites.
Soon after, the second explosion took place beside journalists who had gathered to cover the first blast, killing or wounding a number of photographers, Reuterswitnesses said.
In a statement, the Islamic State said via its propaganda agency Amaq, that the first bomber hit the Kabul headquarters of Afghanistan’s intelligence services and security forces, with the second blast targeting journalists who had rushed to the scene.
Gave the name of the first bomber as “Kaaka al-Kurdi”, suggesting he was of Kurdish origin, and the second as Khalil al-Qurashi.
A Reuters photographer was slightly hurt by flying shrapnel.

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