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Multiple blasts in Kabul leave 8 dead

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KABUL: At least eight people were killed and 21 wounded by three blasts that rocked the Afghan capital on Thursday.

The attack came just three days before the official campaign season for the September presidential election begins.

No group has so far claimed responsibility.

According to interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi, the first blast came around 8:10 am Kabul time when a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle hit a bus of Ministry of Petroleum & Mines in eastern Kabul. The two other blasts also occurred in East Kabul, one of them being a car bomb.

In a post shared on Twitter, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said: “We express our condolences to the bereaved families and pray for speedy recovery of the injured.”

While the US is negotiating a peace deal, a safe exit and a promise from the Taliban not to make Afghanistan a terrorist safe haven, attacks form both side continue to take a toll on civilians.

Some observers claim that the attacks come on the back of the recent comments made by the US President Donald Trump where he claimed he could easily win the war but didn’t “want to kill 10 million people” or wipe Afghanistan “off the face of the Earth”.

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