Death toll in Kabul blasts rises to 25

An injured man is brought in to a hospital following the deadly attack in Kabul Afghanistan Wednesday Sept. 5 2018. —AP

An injured man is brought in to a hospital following the deadly attack in Kabul Afghanistan Wednesday Sept. 5 2018. —AP

The wrestling mats were spattered with blood, the sports bags and water bottles still strewn across the floor Thursday, hours after a double bombing ripped through the Maiwand sports club in Kabul, killing at least 26 people.

On Wednesday evening, the first of two explosions happened just after 6pm when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives inside the wrestling club. A 10th journalist was killed the same day, shot in eastern Khost province.

Another 89 people were wounded in yesterday's bombings, in a Shiite neighborhood of Kabul. This was unsurprising, as the Afghan ISIS affiliate has been carrying out a large number of attacks on the Shi'ite parts of Kabul in recent months.

The Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attacks. "I am still searching for many missing students and coaches".

Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majroh said four bodies had been recovered and 18 wounded had been taken to hospitals but the final casualty toll had not been established.




This year, 12 died in the violence, including two in Wednesday's attack.

The latest insider attack occurred in northeastern Takhar province, and came just days after a USA soldier was killed by an Afghan policeman in eastern Logar province, the second American to be killed in an insider attack this year.

The attack was carried out by a suicide bomber.

Afghan special forces arrested the militants in Kabul city and nearby districts, the National Directorate of Security said in a statement.

At least 22 people were killed in the attacks, all civilians.

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