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Two ISIS bombs kill 25 people in Afghanistan

30 Apr 2018 Daily Mail Online

At least 25 people have been killed and dozens more injured in two ISIS bombs in Afghanistan after journalists who raced to cover the first explosion were hit by a second blast. A photographer with the news agency AFP and five local journalists were among those killed after a man pretending to be a reporter carried out a suicide attack in the capital Kabul.They had been part of a media group covering an earlier blast, carried out by another suicide bomber on a motorbike.The twin explosions took place in the central Shash Darak area, which is home to the NATO headquarters and a number of embassies. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the atrocity, which killed at least 25 and left 45 injured.Scroll down for video 

At least 25 have been killed in bomb blasts in Afghanistan after journalists who raced to cover the initial explosion were hit by a second bomb. Pictured: The aftermath of a second bomb blast after journalists were targeted in the second blast this morning

A group of journalists and photographers had gathered to cover an earlier blast, carried out by another suicide bomber on a motorbike

Security forces ran for cover after the second bomb blast rocked the central Shash Darak area of the capital Kabul this morning

In a statement issued via its propaganda agency Amaq, ISIS said two suicide bombers had targeted the Kabul headquarters of Afghanistan's intelligence services

The attack was the latest in a relentless string of deadly large-scale bombings and assaults that have struck in Kabul and elsewhere in Afghanistan so far this year. 

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Pictures from the scene show a line of journalists gathered at the scene and the gruesome aftermath of the twin blasts.Agence France-Presse reported that the news agency's chief photographer in Kabul, Shah Marai, was among those killed.AFP said Marai died in a blast that was targeting a group of journalists who had rushed to the scene of the earlier suicide attack in the capital. 

Police officer Jan Agha said journalists died in the second blast, which also wounded two police officers. This was the chaotic scene after the second attack

The suicide attacks took place in the central Shash Darak area, which is home to the Nato headquarters and a number of embassies in Afghanistan

Men carry a wounded bomb blast victim in a wheelbarrow after the second blast in Kabul, Afghanistan

Medics and security guards rushed to help victims after the second blast in Kabul left bodies lying in the streets

This was the horrifying scene after a second blast rocked the centre of Kabul near the headquarters of Afghanistan's intelligence services

Sediqullah Tawhidi, an official from the Afghan Journalist Safety Committee, said a cameraman from the local Tolo TV also was killed. Police officer Jan Agha said the journalists died in the second blast, which also wounded two police officers. The second was meant to hit those rushing to the scene of the attack to help the victims of the first blast.Kabul chief of police Dawood Amin said the area of Kabul that was targeted, which includes many foreign offices, was quickly sealed off.

The suicide blasts took place in the central Shash Darak area, which is home to the NATO headquarters and a number of embassies in Afghanistan

The double attack was the latest in a relentless string of deadly large-scale bombings and assaults that have struck in Kabul and elsewhere in Afghanistan so far this year

Kabul chief of police Dawood Amin said the area of Kabul that was targeted, which includes many foreign offices, was quickly sealed off and authorities were investigating

Afghan security forces members inspect at a blast site of KabulBomb blast, Kabul, Afghanistan. ISIS has claimed the attack this morning

Large-scale attacks by ISIS and the Taliban have also hit the Afghan capital. Both groups want to establish strict Islamic rule in AfghanistanMohammad Mousa Zahir, director of Wazir Akbarkhan Hospital, said several people who were injured in the blasts were being treated at the hospital.The local ISIS affiliate and the more firmly established Taliban carry out regular attacks around the country, with the Taliban usually targeting the government and security forces and ISIS targeting the Shiite minority.Large-scale attacks by the two militant groups have also hit the Afghan capital. Both groups want to establish strict Islamic rule in Afghanistan.

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