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Journalists Among 25 Killed In Kabul Twin Blasts

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| April 30 , 2018 , 13:13 IST

At least 25 people were reported dead and more than 49 were injured as two powerful explosions hit the Afghan capital of Kabul early Monday morning.

The first explosion took place when a motorbike-borne suicide bomber detonated himself in the Shash Darak area of Kabul. As people began assisting the injured and emergency services arrived another explosion took place in the same area taking the casualty much higher. The second attacker was carrying a camera posing as a journalist. Most of the injured were journalists and emergency personnel.

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As per local reports, four journalists have been reported killed. Abdullah Hananzai from Azadi radio and Chief Photographer of Agence France Press, Shah Marai have been confirmed as dead.

 

Senior journalist Bashir Ahmad Gwakh wrote, “Afghan journalists are courageously reporting about the death of their colleagues - of course with heavy hearts. It is not easy being a reporter in Afghanistan. The pictures from the scene are unbearable to watch!”

 

Just a week ago the Taliban had announced their spring offensive that marks the fighting season and multiple acts of suicide bombings have been carried in the country since then including the death of more than 30 people in a suicide bombing at a voter registration centre in the Hazara dominated area of Kabul.

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