Eight journalists among 29 killed in Kabul blasts (VIDEO)

09:54 AM | 30 Apr, 2018
Eight journalists among 29 killed in Kabul blasts (VIDEO)
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KABUL - At least 29 people, including a staffer of Agence France-Presse and other journalists, killed after twin suicide blasts hit the Afghan capital of Kabul on Monday morning.

The first explosion occurred at about 8am local time in Shashdarak area of the capital city near a National Directorate of Security (NDS) department, a spokesman Wahid Majroh told the Tolo News, adding that the toll could rise.

The second explosion came minutes after the first when security and rescue officials and journalists reached the site. In the blast, AFP's chief photographer Shah Marai, Mahram Durrani from Salam Watandar also died.

Officials at the Ministry of Public Health confirmed that "29 people were killed in today's attacks and over 49 other people were wounded. The victims have been taken to Wazir Akbar Khan (hospital) and Emergency Hospital."

IS terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Condemnation poured in following the deadly attacks in Kabul.

The latest violence attacks came after the terrorists launched an attack at an  ID distribution and voter registration centre in Kabul on April 22, leaving at least 60 dead and over 100 injured. The attack occurred in Dasht-e-Barchi.