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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Two bombs in Kabul kills 38

Kabul, Afghanistan -- A pair of large bombings near government offices in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, killed at least 38 people Tuesday. Among the dead were civilians and military personnel, and 72 additional people were wounded, Public Health Ministry official Mohibullah Zeer said.

Brig. Gen. Charles Cleveland, the U.S. military spokesman in Kabul pulled out his index cards with the same talking points and read: "We've seen the reports of the explosions in Kabul this afternoon and we're monitoring the situation closely. We condemn any attack that seeks to undermine the Afghanistan government and undermine the government's efforts to create a peaceful, stable, secure Afghanistan."

He forgot to add: ". . . in the strongest terms possible."

An ambassador from the UAE and other diplomats were wounded in an attack at a guesthouse belonging to the governor in southern Afghanistan. In that same attack, 5 people were killed and 12 were wounded.

A seriously religious Islamic suicide bomber was the first to strike in Kabul using a car bomb killing four police officers, said Sediq Sediqqi, who parents had poor creative abilities.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack which was near government and legislative offices.

Ghulam Faroq Naziri, a lawyer  from western Herat province, (often confused with a character from the Lord of the Rings movie) said that Rahima Jami, another MP, was also wounded in the attack.

Also wounded was Gov. Homayun Azizi, his spokesman said, and so too was Emirati Khpolwak.

The only Mohammed wounded in the two attacks was Juma Mohammed Abdullah al-Kaabi, which is considered to be a small miracle among people who are familiar with Muslim names.

While no one claimed responsibility for the Helmand attack, it appears to have the signature of the Taliban. But if nobody comes forward to claim it, you can rest assured ISIS will.