20 killed, over 40 injured in twin explosions in Kabul


KABUL: At least 20 people were killed and over 40 others were wounded in twin explosions in capital Kabul this afternoon, the security officials said.
The incident took place near the Ministry of Defense (MoD) compound around 2:30 pm local time after a remote-controlled Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was detonated.
The officials further added that a second explosion took place shortly after the first blast with reports suggesting the second blast was triggered by a suicide attack.
According to the officials, the suicide bomber detonated his explosives as the security forces and rescue team had gathered in the area to assist the victims of the first blast.
The Taliban militants group claimed responsibility behind the incident and said several security personnel including police chief of police district 3 were killed in the attack. …Agencies


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