Kabul, January 10: 38 people killed in twin bomb blasts, one triggered by a suicide bomber near government offices in Kabul on Tuesday.
Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said that the suicide bomber struck about 4 p.m as workers were leaving a compound of government and legislative offices, while the second bomb exploded minutes later after security forces had rushed in to help the victims.
Those killed include civilians and military personnel, and another 72 people were wounded, said Public Health Ministry official Mohibullah Zeer.
The Taliban also claimed a suicide bombing earlier in the day that killed seven people in Lashkar Gah.
President Asharf Ghani strongly condemned the Kabul bombings in a statement from the presidential palace.