Death toll from Afghan bombings rises to 38
jamuna news desk: The death toll from twin bombings in Kabul has climbed to 38, with civilians and military personnel among those killed.
Mohibullah Zeer, an official in the Public Health Ministry, says another 72 people were wounded in the attack.
Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi says a suicide bomber struck first, followed by a car bomb, adding that four police officers are among those killed.
The Taliban, which is waging a 15-year war against the US-backed government, claimed the attack, which took place near government and legislative offices.
An Afghan official says twin bombings in Kabul have killed at least 22 people, including four women.
Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi says it is not yet clear how many people were killed or wounded.
Ghulam Faroq Naziri, a lawmaker from the western Herat province, says another MP form the same province, Rahima Jami, was wounded in the bombings.
An Afghan official says that at least seven people have been killed when a suicide bomber, who was on foot, carried out an attack in the southern Helmand province.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack but the Taliban use suicide attacks or roadside bombs to target government officials and Afghan security forces across the country.