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Kabul twin blasts: At least 21 killed, Taliban claims responsibility

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At least 21 people were reportedly killed and nearly 45 others wounded in twin explosions that rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul on Tuesday, officials told media.

The attack occurred in a crowded area during the afternoon rush hour as workers were returning home.

The first explosion, carried out by a suicide bomber, was quickly followed by a second, caused by car bomb parked near the same site, spokesman for the Interior Ministry Sediq Sediqqi told media.

The Afghan Taliban has claimed responsibility for the twin blasts, which they said had killed or wounded scores of people, Reuters reported.

Earlier on Tuesday, a suicide bomber killed seven people and injured nine in the southern province of Helmand.

The incidents come after a period of relative calm in Afghanistan’s capital.

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