Hirunews Logo
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
Journalists+among+the+dead+in+twin+blast+in+Kabul
Thursday, 06 September 2018 - 9:51
Journalists among the dead in twin blast in Kabul
17

Shares
2,053

Views
At least two local journalists and 20 other civilians were killed in twin blasts in a Shiite-dominated section of Afghanistan’s capital on Wednesday, officials said.

The attacks, part of a string of deadly strikes in Kabul in recent months, intensify concerns about deteriorating security in the city as the fragile U.S.-backed government bickers over power.

In the first attack in Kabul’s Dasht-e Barchi area, a suicide bomber fatally shot a guard of a gym at its gate and then blew himself up inside the facility, where spectators were watching a wrestling match.

Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said 20 people lost their lives in the attack.
As police and residents evacuated the casualties, a second explosion, possibly a car bombing, occurred some distance away.

NAI, an Afghan group that promotes open media, said two local journalists were killed and four others were wounded in the second blast.
Tolo News, an Afghan television network, confirmed that two of its reporters had lost their lives in the attack.

(Courtesy Washington Post)

 

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
You may also like :
HiruNews
Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 16:24
Mangroves play a critical role in maintaining the ecological balance in Sri Lanka's coastal areas.However, some money-hungry people do not understand this.Our... Read More
HiruNews
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
1,598 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
730 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
6,594 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
16,502 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
16 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
44,842 Views
Top