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20 Die in bombings in Afghan capital

Kabul, Sep 5 (efe-epa).- Twenty people were killed and 70 others injured Wednesday in a pair of bombings in a Shia-majority district of Kabul, the Afghan government said.

The first blast took place at around 6 pm, when a suicide attacker entered a wrestling gym and detonated explosives, while the second bombing targeted first responders at the scene of the initial explosion.

The spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior, Nasrat Rahimi, said in a statement that at least 20 people, all of whom were civilians, had been killed in the two terrorist attacks, and that some 70 others were injured, though he warned that these figures could rise.

Shah Hussain Murtazawi, spokesman for President Ashraf Ghani, said that several journalists were among the dead and injured.

The second bombing "was carried out with a car filled with explosives," the spokesman for the Kabul Police, Hashmat Stanekzai, told EFE, adding that the vehicle "was parked near the scene of the first explosion."

Dasht-e-Barchi, the neighborhood where the blasts took place, witnessed last month an attack on a school that left 34 students dead and more than 50 wounded.

The district is home to a large population of Hazaras, an ethnic group whose members predominantly adhere to the Shia branch of Islam.

Shia Muslims are a common target for Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan.

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