At least 29 killed in twin blast in Kabul – health ministry

At least 29 people were killed in two consecutive blasts in downtown Kabul in an area where foreign officers are located, the public health ministry confirmed, according to TOLO News. Dozens more were injured in the explosions. The attack was apparently carried out by a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle. The first explosion was soon followed by another. The second explosion came within half an hour of the first. The assault has been claimed by Islamic State fighters, AFP reports.