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Two back to back explosions kill 24, injure 91 in Afghanistan

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Published on 5 Sep 2016 12:19 PM GMT

Two back to back explosions kill 24, injure 91 in Afghanistan
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Kabul: Nearly two weeks after an attack on the American University of Afghanistan, at least 24 persons were killed and 91 others injured in two back-to-back explosions in the Afghan capital on Monday.

Two Taliban suicide bombers struck near the Defence Ministry in Kabul in late afternoon hours. The bombers blew themselves in a rapid sequence in the suicide attack seemingly aimed at inflicting mass casualties as it took place at the point of time when the Defence Ministry staffers were leaving office after work.

"The first detonation took place on a bridge near the ministry office. As soon as the security personnel and civilians rushed to the spot, the second explosion occurred," said Mohammad Radmanish, the defence ministry spokesman.

Other highlights:

  • Police and other security forces were immediately dispatched to the scene.
  • A further investigation was underway.

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