30 April 2018 Kabul suicide bombings

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30 April 2018 Kabul suicide bombings
Part of the War in Afghanistan
LocationKabul, Afghanistan
Date30 April 2018 (UTC+4:30)
TargetSecurity forces, journalists
Attack type
Suicide bombings
WeaponsSuicide vests
PerpetratorsIslamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan Province

On 30 April 2018, two suicide bombers detonated near government buildings[1] in central Kabul, Afghanistan, killing at least 29 people and injuring 50.[2][3]


Among the fatalities were 9 journalists, Agence France Presse photographer Shah Marai, TOLO News Cameraman Yar Mohammad Tokhi, Ebadollah Hananzi and Sabvon Kakeker of Radio Free Europe; Maharam Darani of Radio Azadai; TV1 cameramen's Ghazi Rasoli and Norozali Rajabi, the reporter Salim Talash and cameraman Ali Salimi both of Mashal TV.[4] Additionally, an Al Jazeera cameraman Naser Hashemi, Omar Soltani of Reuters, Ahmadshah Azimi of Nedai Aghah, Ayar Amar of newspaper Vahdat Mili and Davod Ghisanai of the TV channel Mivand was injured.[5]


Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack though the Taliban is also suspected.[6][7]


  1. ^ "PressTV-Bloodshed as deadly blasts rip through Kabul". Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Kabul police spokesman raises casualty toll from double suicide attacks in the Afghan capital to 25 killed, 45 wounded". WTOP. 30 April 2018. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Death Toll Rises To 29 In Kabul Explosion". TOLOnews. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  4. ^ "AFGHANISTAN : At least 9 journalists killed, 6 wounded in Kabul blasts". Reporters without Borders. 30 April 2018. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  5. ^ Faiez, Rahim; Shah, Amir (29 April 2018). "Double Kabul suicide bombings kill 21, including journalists". The Sacramento Bee. ISSN 0890-5738. Archived from the original on 30 April 2018. Retrieved 30 April 2018 – via Sacramento Bee.
  6. ^ "Double suicide bombing hits central Kabul, killing at least 25". USA Today. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  7. ^ Constable, Pamela (30 April 2018). "Islamic State suicide bombing kills 25 in Kabul, including at least 9 journalists". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 30 April 2018.

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