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A wounded man looks at the site of double explosions, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, April 30, 2018. The explosions targeted central Kabul on Monday morning, killing people and wounding a dozen, authorities said. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

Nine journalists among 25 people killed in Kabul blasts

KABUL- A coordinated double suicide bombing hit central Kabul on Monday morning, killing 25 people and wounding 45 others.

Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanekzai confirmed that four policemen were killed, while an Afghan media watchdog, the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC), confirmed that nine journalists were also killed.
The AJSC said that five journalists were reportedly wounded in the attacks. Agence France-Presse (AFP) confirmed that its chief photographer Shah Marai, a journalist from 1TV and one from Tolo News were among the dead.

A first bomb was detonated by an assailant on a motorcycle and left at least four dead and five injured, according to the Interior Ministry.-UNS/AFP

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