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Casualties reported in twin blasts near Afghan Defense Ministry

Two explosions rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul on Monday, killing at least 24 people and injuring 90. According to local media reports, the devices were detonated by suicide bombers.

 

 

Two explosions rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul on Monday, killing at least 24 people and injuring 90. According to local media reports, the devices were detonated by suicide bombers.

Police have confirmed that a police chief and high-ranking Defense Ministry officials were among those killed in the blasts.

Taliban is said to have claimed responsibility for the attack. 

The Defense Ministry is located in the center of Kabul, right next to the Presidential Palace and not far away from the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) HQ and the US Embassy.

 

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