At-least 40 killed in Taliban twin suicide bombings

Kabul: Taliban bombers have attacked an Afghan police convoy outside the capital Kabul today, killing at least 40 people and wounding 50 others, according to officials.

Buses carrying graduates, returning from a graduation ceremony were blazed into fire when two bombs hit a convoy on the city’s western skirts.

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Interior ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqi said there had been two blasts targeting the cadets.

The cadets were returning to Kabul from a training centre in Wardak province and were about to go on leave.

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Bombings were claimed by the Taliban, this is the second attack placed by Taliban on Afghanistan. Prior to this another attack was conducted by Taliban on a bus, only about a week ago, that killed 14.

According to the governor in Paghman district, which is in route, a suicide bomber struck first, followed by a second car bomb explosion detonated between two buses in the convoy.

Paghman District Governor Musa Khan told the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that all of the dead were police cadets except of two.

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Officials are still trying to confirm the precise number of dead.