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2 suicide bombings kill at least 7 in Kabul

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on violence in Afghanistan (all times local):

10 a.m.

An Afghan official says that at least seven people were killed in two suicide bomb attacks in the capital, Kabul.

Wahid Majroh, the spokesman for the public health ministry, says 20 other people were wounded in the attack.

Hashmat Stanekzai, the spokesman for the Kabul Police chief, says that the first bomber was on a motorbike and the second suicide bomber was on foot.

The second attacker was among reporters who had gathered at the scene to cover the attack, added Stanekzai.

 

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9:40 a.m.

An Afghan official says initial reports show at least six people were killed and 14 were wounded in double explosions in central Kabul.

Mohammad Asim, chief of the Kabul ambulance service, said five people were killed and 11 were wounded in the initial blast Monday morning.

The first explosion was soon followed by another. Police officer Jan Agha at the scene of the blast said a journalist died in the second blast, which also wounded two police officers.

The police chief said the central area of Kabul that was targeted includes foreign offices.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks in Kabul.

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9 a.m.

Officials say explosions in central Kabul have killed four people and wounded eight others.

Mohammad Asim, chief of the Kabul ambulance service, said three people were killed and six were wounded in the initial blast Monday morning.

The first explosion was soon followed by another. Police officer Jan Agha said a journalist died in the second blast, which also wounded two police officers.

The police chief said the central area of Kabul that was targeted includes foreign offices.

More details were not immediately available.

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8:45 a.m.

Authorities in Kabul say an explosion has occurred in the center of the Afghan capital and several people were hurt.

Kabul chief of police Dawood Amin says the area hit by the Monday morning blast includes foreign offices. Amin said the explosion caused casualties.

Mohammad Mousa Zahir, director of Wazir Akbarkhan Hospital, said several people suffering injuries from the blast were being treated at the hospital.

More information was not immediately available.

 

curated from AP

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