25 killed in twin Afghan blasts

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That assault was preceded by a car bombing in southern Afghanistan wherein a minimum of 13 individuals have been killed and 35 others injured.

Pompeo, in a statement, strongly condemned "senseless and barbaric attack" in Kabul.

Importantly, these strikes occurring close to the intelligence headquarters, and other crucial government buildings as also near the US embassy are really a cause of serious concern.

Two blasts rocked Kabul city on Monday, leaving the nation shocked. He said the second attacker was on foot in a crowd of reporters, pretending to be a member of the press, when he set off his payload.

He added that the second attacker then detonated his explosives while still among the reporters.

"Five of the journalists killed worked for international media outlets", Simon said. Journalists in Afghanistan, he said, were "family". The Islamic State extremist group claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed the most media workers ever in a single attack in Afghanistan.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack via its news agency.

There is no more hope.

The war in Afghanistan is America's longest. This also means effectively using every country's air power, ground forces and artillery to exterminate the last devil from Afghanistan.

"We can only honour the extraordinary strength, courage, and generosity of a photographer who covered often traumatic, horrific events with sensitivity and consummate professionalism", Leridon said.

The name of the U.S. servicemember killed is being withheld until 24 hours after the next of kin is notified, in accordance with Defense Department protocol.

News of the bombings drew attention to the challenges faced by journalists around the globe while many are looking inward.

The attacks were severely criticised by the Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani. It's a time of anxiety. I've 5 they usually spend their time cooped up inside the home.

"We extend our deepest condolences to the families, friends, and colleagues of all the victims, including a number of brave journalists among the dead and injured", it said, adding that "where media are in danger, all other human rights are under greater threat".

Defiant journalists continued reporting in the midst of the tragedy. Then the attacks started in Kabul, targeting places frequented by foreigners. Eight Romanian NATO soldiers were wounded. They were rushed down to Kandahar Airfield's hospital.

His interest in the world, his curiosity and love for photography resulted in AFP sending him to France for training.

According to the information of the organization, yesterday's terrorist attack was the most serious attack on media personnel in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001. The attacker drove a truck into a NATO convoy.

A suicide bomber struck the Afghan capital outside the National Directorate of Security, killing at least 26 people. This was reported the provincial governor's spokesperson, Attuhullah Khogynai. They came from everywhere, and groups of children would run ahead of them on the streets. The IS affiliate in Afghanistan first emerged in Nangarhar a few years ago, then expanded its footprint across the country.

The BBC described the 29-year-old as a "respected and popular" journalist.

Bombings in the Afghan capital are not uncommon.

In 2002, he became a full-time photo stringer, rising through the ranks to become the bureau's chief photographer. There were 22 women and eight children among the fatalities.

Yet another attack was targeted at Shiite shrine of Kabul, just a month earlier.

Yar Mohammad Tokhi - Tolo News.