KABUL: Daesh has claimed responsibility for the double suicide bombing in Kabul Monday morning that killed 25 people, including several children at a religious school and a number of journalists.
Several others were injured in the blast, including members of the police.
The Afghan affiliate of the militant group, known as Khorasan Province, posted an urgent statement on a Daesh-affiliate website saying two of its “martyrdom seekers” carried out the double bombing on Monday targeting the headquarters of the “renegade” Afghan intelligence services in Kabul.
It says the first militant detonated his explosive vest, forcing members of the intelligence service to head to the area of the explosion. The statement says the second attacker detonated his explosive vest after that.
The statement did not say that journalists were specifically targeted but exaggerated the attacks' death toll.
Kabul chief of police Dawood Amin says the area of Kabul that was targeted includes foreign offices.
Mohammad Mousa Zahir, director of Wazir Akbarkhan Hospital, said several people suffering injuries from the blast were being treated at the hospital.