Up to 38 killed, dozens injured as twin blasts hit near Kabul parliament

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
By Paul Martin

10 Jan, 2017

Two explosions have rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul. Up to 38 people have been killed and 70 others injured, according to conflicting figures cited by media outlets.

The first explosion was carried out by a suicide bomber, according to AP. It was quickly followed by a car bomb near the same area.

Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi confirmed that there are casualties, but said the exact numbers are so far unclear.

Meanwhile, an Afghan official cited by Press TV stated that 38 people had been killed.

A health official cited by Reuters stated that 23 people had been killed and more than 20 others injured, while TOLO News reported that 27 had been killed and 70 wounded.

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