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Two suicide bomb attacks in Afghanistan’s capital kills dozens

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At least 25 people, including nine journalists, were killed in two suicide bomb attacks in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Monday morning, officials said. Wahid Majroh, a spokesman for the public health ministry, said that 45 other people were injured in the attack. According to PTI, the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the blasts.

Hashmat Stanekzai, a spokesman for the Kabul Police chief, said that the first bomber was on a motorbike and the second suicide bomber was on foot. The second attacker was among reporters who had gathered at the scene to cover the first suicide bomb attack, added Stanekzai. He added that the second attacker then detonated his explosives while still among the reporters.

The head of Afghanistan’s Behsud district’s crime investigation department was killed in the explosion while the deputy district governor was wounded, local officials confirmed.

Agence France-Presse (AFP) chief photographer Shah Marai was also among the dead. AFP says Marai died in a blast that was targeting a group of journalists who had rushed to the scene of a suicide attack in Kabul. (Reuters)

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People leave the site of a suicide attack after the second bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, April 30, 2018. (Photo: Massoud Hossaini/AP)


Relatives of victims, who were killed in the second bombing, react in Kabul, Afghanistan, April 30, 2018. (Photo: Massoud Hossaini/AP)


Afghan security personnel carry a victim after the second blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, April 30, 2018. (Photo: Rahmat Gul/AP)


At least 29 people, including eight journalists, were killed in two suicide bomb attacks in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Monday morning, officials said.


Afghan security forces are seen at the site of a second blast in Kabul, Afghanistan April 30, 2018. (Photo: Omar Sobhani/Reuters)


Afghan journalists are seen after a second blast in Kabul, Afghanistan April 30, 2018. (Photo: Omar Sobhani/Reuters)


A security force and a civilian lie low at the site of a suicide attack after the second bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, April 30, 2018. (Photo: Massoud Hossaini/AP)


Map of Kabul, Afghanistan, locating a deadly twin suicide blasts (AFP Photo/Gal ROMA)


Victims in double explosions lie on the ground in Kabul, Afghanistan, April 30, 2018. (Photo: Massoud Hossaini/AP)


Security officers and rescuers help victims in explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, April 30, 2018. (Photo: Massoud Hossaini/AP)


Journalists mourn for their colleagues, who have been killed in the second bombing, in Kabul, Afghanistan, April 30, 2018. (Photo: Massoud Hossaini/AP)


A wounded woman is helped at the site of double explosions, in Kabul, Afghanistan, April 30, 2018. (Photo: Massoud Hossaini/AP)


Victims in double explosions, lie on the ground in Kabul, Afghanistan, April 30, 2018. (Photo: Massoud Hossaini/AP)


The dead body of a journalist lies on the ground after explosions in Kabul, Afghanistan, April 30, 2018. (Photo: Rahmat Gul/AP)


Security forces run from the site of a suicide attack after the second bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, April 30, 2018. (Photo: Massoud Hossaini/AP)


Afghan journalists are seen after a second blast in Kabul, Afghanistan April 30, 2018. (Photo: Omar Sobhani/Reuters)


A victim lies on the ground after the second blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, April 30, 2018. (Photo: Rahmat Gul/AP)


Afghan men carries a wounded man after the second blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, April 30, 2018. (Photo: Rahmat Gul/AP)


Security forces run from the site of a suicide attack after the second bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, April 30, 2018. (Photo: Massoud Hossaini/AP)