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2 journalists killed, 5 wounded in Kabul bombings

2 journalists killed, 5 wounded in Kabul bombings

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Sep 06, 2018 - 08:19

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Two journalists were killed and five others wounded in Wednesday’s twin suicide bombings at a wrestling club in Kabul on Wednesday.

Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai told Pajhwok Afghan News the site was cordoned off after the blast that took place in the limits of the sixth police district.

Ministry of Public Healthinfo-icon spokesman Waheed Majroh said 14 dead bodies and 25 injured people had been received at different hospitals.

Claimed by the Islamic State, the twin blasts in the Shiite-dominated killed at least 21 people, including two reporters, and wounded 87 others.

The first suicide bomber struck at the centre in Dasht-i-Barchi area shortly after 6pm, followed by a car bomb, according to Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish.

A reporter and a cameraman of Tolo TV were among those killed, the channel’s head Lutfullah Najafizada tweeted.

A statement from media support organisation NAI confirmed two journalists were killed and four others wounded in the second explosion. 

The dead were identified as Tolo TV reporter Samim Faramaz and cameraman Ramaz Ahmadi. A reporter and two cameramen of Khurshid TV were also wounded.

A worker of Maiwand TV too was among the injured, the channel’s head, Israeel Nasiri said.

Some months back, nine journalists had been killed in a similar bombing while covering the aftermath of a suicide attack on a National Directorate of Security office in the Shashdarak area of the capital.

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