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Taliban claims responsibility for twin bombings in Afghanistan

Taliban claims responsibility for twin bombings in AfghanistanAt least five people were killed after twin blasts near the Defense Ministry in Kabul, Afghan officials say on Monday.

Deputy Defense Ministry spokesman Mohammad Radmanish says after the first blast army, police personnel and some civilians rushed to help people on the place. Second later they were caught by the suicide attack, which took place near a market and transport intersection, as well as ministries and government offices.

Later on Monday Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed attacks were carried out by the group. He also said dozens of soldiers and officers were killed and wounded, but there was no immediate official confirmation.

Ismail Kawasi, Public Health Ministry spokesman, says five people were killed and another 15 were wounded in the attack.

Afghan government has issued an high alert in the national capital.

Strategic experts thought, the attack could be an answer to the military advances made by Afghan army in the region of Kunduz, where Taliban had recently exerted complete control.
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