Bombs near gov’t of­fices in Afghan capital kill 38

Hawaii Tribune Herald - - PAGE TWO -

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two large bombs — one trig­gered by a sui­cide at­tacker — ex­ploded near gov­ern­ment of­fices Tues­day, killing at least 38 peo­ple and wound­ing dozens of oth­ers in the dead­li­est Tal­iban vi­o­lence in Kabul in months.

In south­ern Afghanistan, an­other at­tack at a guest­house be­long­ing to the gov­er­nor of Kan­da­har prov­ince killed five peo­ple and wounded 12. An am­bas­sador from the United Arab Emi­rates and other UAE diplo­mats were among the wounded, author­i­ties said.

The Kabul sui­cide bomber struck about 4 p.m. as work­ers were leav­ing a com­pound of gov­ern­ment and leg­isla­tive of­fices, said In­te­rior Min­istry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi. The sec­ond bomb, which was planted in a car, ex­ploded min­utes later af­ter se­cu­rity forces rushed in to help vic­tims, he said.

The Tal­iban claimed the at­tack in the capital.

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