30 Apr '18, 4am

At least 4 killed in #Kabul twin blasts: Officials

KABUL (REUTERS) - Two blasts hit the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday (April 30), killing at least 21 people, including a photographer for French news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP), but there was no immediate claim of responsibility, officials said. The photographer, Shah Marai, was among a group of journalists caught in the second explosion as they were reporting on the initial blast. The attacks came just a week after a blast at a voter registration centre 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 injur...

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