30 Apr '18, 10am

Double Kabul Suicide Bombing Kills Dozens, Including Journalists

Double Kabul Suicide Bombing Kills Dozens, Including Journalists

KABUL, Afghanistan — A coordinated double suicide bombing by the Islamic State group hit central Kabul on Monday morning, killing at least 25 people, including eight journalists, officials said. An AFP photographer and a cameraman for a local TV station were among the fatalities, the police said. At least 45 people were wounded in the twin attacks, according to Kabul police spokesman, Hashmat Stanekzai, who also added that four policemen were among those killed. The attack was the latest in a relentless string of deadly large-scale bombings and assaults that have struck Kabul and elsewhere in Afghanistan so far this year. In a statement posted on an ISIS-affiliated website, the Islamic State group said two of its martyrdom seekers carried out the double bombing, targeting the headquarters of the "renegade" Afghan intelligence services in Kabul. The blasts took place in the...

Full article: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/04/30/double-kab...

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