EventsEventsPodcasts
Loader

Find Us

ADVERTISEMENT

Afghan Taliban claims deadly twin blasts in Kabul

Afghan Taliban claims deadly twin blasts in Kabul
Copyright 
By Euronews
Published on
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button
Copy/paste the article video embed link below:Copy to clipboardCopied

The Afghan Taliban claims responsibility for deadly twin blasts in Kabul, which officials believe targeted MPs.

ADVERTISEMENT

Officials say deadly twin blasts in the Afghan capital appear to have targeted MPs.

At least 30 people have been killed and some 80 are believed to be injured following the explosions near the offices of the parliament in Kabul.

The United Arab Emirates’ Foreign Ministry confirmed its ambassador to Afghanistan was injured in the attack.

A suicide bomber reportedly blew himself up, followed immediately afterwards by a car bomber, in what authorities say seems to have been a coordinated operation.

The Afghan Taliban has claimed the attacks. It has been battling to overthrow the country’s western-backed government and to drive out foreign troops.

It follows a period of relative calm in Kabul.

Share this articleComments

You might also like

Afghan MP survives bomb attack in Kabul

'Top Taliban commander killed' in Afghanistan - interior ministry

Afghanistan earthquake death toll rises to more than 2,000 with 13 villages almost destroyed