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A member of the Afghan security forces stands guard near the site of two blasts in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Two loud explosions have rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul, causing casualties. The target of the blasts was probably an area that includes government and lawmakers' offices. Sediq Sediqqi, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said that first, a suicide bomber carried out an attack, followed by a second explosion, caused by car bomb parked near the site. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Two bombings near Afghanistan's parliament office killed and wounded dozens


Two bombings near parliament offices in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, killed or wounded dozens of people on Tuesday.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attacks, stating at least 70 people were killed or wounded. Afghan officials have confirmed at least 21 deaths, Al Jazeera reports.

The attack targeted a bus carrying members of Afghanistan's primary intelligence agency, the NDS.

Officials said one suicide bomber blew himself up near a new parliament building, immediately followed by a car bomber in an attack that appeared to be coordinated. 

We'll update this as soon as we know more.

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