Dozens Killed And Injured In Twin Blasts In Kabul

Hospital officials have confirmed 21 people were killed and 45 wounded after explosives detonated outside parliament offices in Darulaman Road.

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Two explosions rocked Kabul at about 4pm on Tuesday afternoon in the PD6 area in Darulaman Road, killing 21 people and wounding 45 others.

Officials said the bombers targeted parliament staff leaving for the day.

He said one explosion came after a suicide bomber detonated explosives at the entrance to the offices and the second explosion was a car bomb.

Officials said the bombers targeted a convoy of vehicles carrying government staff leaving the offices.

Hospital officials confirmed 21 people had been killed and 45 wounded. The wounded had been admitted to various hospitals around the city.

MPs said a female member of parliament from Herat was among those wounded while reports indicate that the NDS head for the zone covering PD6 was among those killed.

Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack and said the target had been a mini bus carrying government staff.

 

Officials confirm four Arabs are among those killed while UAE ambassador and Kandahar governor were both wounded
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At least nine people were killed and 16 wounded in an explosion at a provincial government guesthouse in Kandahar city on Tuesday night. 

The governor’s spokesman Samim Khpolwak, who is himself injured, told TOLOnews the UAE ambassador Juma Mohammed Abdullah Al Kaabi, another UAE envoy and the Kandahar governor, Hamayun Azizi, were wounded in the explosion.

He also said at least four Arabs, who were bodyguards, were among those killed.

A source told TOLOnews the governor is in serious condition.

He said the Kandahar police chief, General Abdul Raziq, who was also at the guesthouse at the time of the explosion,  was unharmed.

The wounded are being treated at Kandahar hospitals.

Officials said the explosion happened during a high-level meeting at the guesthouse. They said survivors claimed explosives had been placed in a couch in the lounge of the guesthouse where the officials had gathered.

No group has claimed responsibility yet for the attack.

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