Monday, 30 April 2018

Journalists among 25 killed in Kabul suicide bombings

At least 25 people have been killed in two bombings in the Afghan capital Kabul, including several journalists documenting the scene.

AFP chief photographer in Kabul, Shah Marai, is among the victims.

The first explosion was carried out by an attacker on a motorbike. A second followed about 15 minutes later after a crowd, including several reporters, had gathered at the scene.

The Islamic State group (IS) said it had carried out the attack.

It was one of several fatal incidents on Monday.
BBC reporter Ahmad Shah was also killed in a separate attack in the Khost region.

Ahmad Shah

And in a third attack, 11 children were killed in a suicide bombing intended to target Nato troops in Kandahar province.

In the Kabul attack, the AFP news agency said the second blast had deliberately targeted the group of journalists, including its photographer Shah Marai.

AFP photographer Shah Marai in Kabul

BBC       News.

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