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At least 20 dead as twin blasts hit Afghan capital

6 September 2018

A suicide attack at a wrestling club in Afghan capital, Kabul and a second explosion apparently targeting emergency services and journalists killed at least 20 people and wounded 70 on Wednesday.

The second explosion hit when police were helping victims and a number of journalists were at the site. Wednesday's attack underlined the danger in Kabul as elections approach next month. Hopes of possible peace talks with the Taliban were fuelled by a brief ceasefire in June. In any case, any talks would not include the local affiliate of Islamic State.