At least 38 people have been killed, and more than 80 wounded, following twin bombings in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
At least 38 people have been killed and 80 wounded in twin bombings near the Afghan parliament in Kabul, officials say.
The attack took place during rush hour, as staff were leaving the parliament complex.
Minutes after the blasts, a Taliban spokesperson said the group carried out the attack, targeting members of the Afghan intelligence agency.
Most of the victims are said to be civilians, including parliament staff.
Afghan sources said a district head of the National Directorate of Security – Afghanistan’s main intelligence agency – was among the dead. An MP from the western Herat province, Rahima Jami, was also said to have been injured.
Local reports suggested the blasts had occurred first from a suicide bomber, followed by a car bomb.