At least 21 killed, 45 wounded in Kabul twin blasts

RSTV Bureau
Afghan security forces stand guard near the site of two blasts in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Two loud explosions have rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul, causing casualties. The target of the blasts was probably an area that includes government and lawmakers' offices. Sediq Sediqqi, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said that first, a suicide bomber carried out an attack, followed by a second explosion, caused by car bomb parked near the site.

Afghan security forces stand guard near the site of two blasts in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Two loud explosions have rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul, causing casualties. The target of the blasts was probably an area that includes government and lawmakers’ offices. Sediq Sediqqi, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said that first, a suicide bomber carried out an attack, followed by a second explosion, caused by car bomb parked near the site.

At least 21 people were killed and 45 wounded in twin bombings near the Afghan parliament in Kabul today, a security official said.

“The blasts left 21 people dead and 45 others wounded, most of them civilians including parliament employees,” the official said, requesting anonymously.

At least one of the blasts was apparently caused by a car bomb, ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said.

“They targeted employees of parliament, there have been casualties,” a second security source said.

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