At least 24 people have been killed and 91 others wounded after two Taliban suicide bombers blew themselves up close to the Afghan defence ministry in Kabul, Reuters has reported.
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahed tweeted that the Taliban had carried out the attack.
Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani denounced the attack by Taliban on civilians. In an official statement he said: “The enemies of Afghanistan have lost their ability to fight the security and defense forces of the country and thus attack highways, cities, mosques, schools and common people.”
The death toll from the blast could rise further, Mohammad Ismail Kawousi, a spokesman for the public health ministry told CNN