Dozens killed in Kabul suicide bombings, Kandahar blast
Dozens killed in Kabul suicide bombings, Kandahar blast:- Deadly attacks ripped across Afghanistan on Tuesday, with two suicide bombings near the Afghan Parliament in Kabul, an explosion at a Kandahar province government compound and a suicide bombing in Helmand province — strikes leaving dozens of people dead and wounded, US and Afghan officials said.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the Kabul attacks, which killed at least 36 people and injured 76 others in the capital, according to Saleem Rasooli, head of Kabul hospitals.
Separately, an explosion in Kandahar killed at least 11 people and injured 14 others, Samim Khpalwak, the provincial governor’s spokesman told CNN. The victims included the deputy governor of Kandahar, the spokesman said.
Five Emirati humanitarian workers were also among those killed in the Kandahar attack, the official Emirati news agency WAM reported. The president of the United Arab Emirates declared three days of mourning for the victims.
Others wounded included the Emirati ambassador to Afghanistan and the Kandahar province governor.
The UAE said it regarded the incident as a terror attack.
In Helmand province, a suicide bomber killed at least seven Afghans, including both civilian and military personnel, the National Security Council said.