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Deadly Car Bomb Blasts Near Afghan Parliament

Deadly Car Bomb Blasts Near Afghan Parliament
Afghan policemen at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan / REUTERS
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KABUL - At least 21 people killed and 45 wounded in twin bombings near the Afghan parliament in Kabul. Most of the dead were civilians, including parliament employees, the official told the AFP news agency.

The attack took place during rush hour, as staff were leaving the parliament complex. Reports suggest a suicide bomber and a car bomb, but no group has yet claimed the attacks.

"The first explosion happened outside the parliament. A number of innocent workers were killed and wounded. It was caused by a suicide bomber on foot," An injured parliament security guard, Zabi told to AFP.

"It was parked on the other side of the road and flung me back when it detonated," the guard said for describing the bomb car.

The attack was claimed by the Afghan Taliban, who are fighting to overthrow the Western-backed government and drive foreign soldiers from the country.