November 21, 2018

Death toll climbs to 26 in Kabul bombings, 91 others are wounded: MoI

By Khaama Press - Thu Sep 06 2018, 2:34 pm

The death toll from a coordinated suicide attack in capital Kabul has climbed to at least 26 people, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) officials confirmed.

Deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Interior Nusrat Rahimi said at least 91 people have also sustained injuries in the two back to back suicide attacks.

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K), the offshoot of ISIL terror group in Afghanistan, has claimed responsibility behind the deadly bombings in Kabul that left scores of people dead or wounded.

The group in a statement said the first attack was carried out by a suicide bomber named Sabir al-Khurasani while the second attack was carried out using a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device targeting the gathering of people, including journalists.

The first explosion took place at around 6pm local time after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives inside a wrestling club.

The second blast took place almost 40 minutes after people had gathered in the area to help the victims.

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