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At least 20 dead as twin blasts hit Kabul

2018-09-06 11:15:50
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KABUL REUTERS Sept 5 2018-A suicide attack at a wrestling club in a Shi’ite neighbourhood of the Afghan capital Kabul and a second explosion apparently targeting emergency services and journalists killed at least 20 people and wounded 70 on Wednesday, officials said.   There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack in Dasht-e-Barchi, home to many members of the mainly Shi’ite Muslim Hazara ethnic minority which has been targeted in the past by Sunni militants of Islamic State.  


Last month, dozens of students preparing for a university entrance examination were killed at an educational centre in the area.  


Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanekzai said the second explosion hit as police were helping victims and a number of journalists were at the site.  

 


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