AFGHANISTAN (OBSERVATORY) – The Committee for the Safety of Afghan Journalists announced the killing of eight journalists in the twin suicide bombing that hit the Afghan capital Kabul this morning.
The Commission said eight journalists were killed in the blast and 6 others were wounded, expressing strong condemnation of the suicide attacks.
In a separate incident, Kandahar police announced the killing of 11 civilians, including 10 children, in a suicide attack on a military convoy of foreign troops in the state, shortly after a double cable attack adopted by the terrorist organization “Daesh”.
The Afghan Health Ministry has confirmed the killing of 21 and wounded 27 people in two suicide bombings near the headquarters of Afghan intelligence in the capital Kabul.
Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danesh said the first attack was carried out by a suicide bomber on a motorcycle at 8 am.
About 20 minutes later, a second bombing occurred near the site of the first attack, local media sources said, causing civilian casualties, especially among those who arrived at the scene from journalists and emergency personnel.
A security source said the bomber, who targeted the journalists, was probably among them “carrying a camera.”
According to local news channel “Tolo News”, one journalist was killed and two others were injured in the second explosion, while Agence France-Presse confirmed the killing of one of its photographers Shah Marai in the Kabul bombing, while Al Jazeera reported the injury of a photographer.
Also BBC news reported the death of its reporter.