At least 38 killed in Taliban bombing near Afghan parliament

At least 38 people were killed and 80 wounded in twin bombings during rush hour Tuesday outside the Afghan parliament in Kabul. Most of the victims were civilians including parliament staff. A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility, saying members of the Afghan intelligence agency were targeted. Afghan sources said a district head of the National Directorate of Security – Afghanistan's main intelligence agency – was among the dead. Reports spoke of a suicide bomber on foot followed by a car bomb.

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