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Twin Kabul suicide blasts kill at least 21, including journalists

Two explosions in the Afghan capital: Kabul, have killed at least 21 people, including a leading photographer of the AFP agency and several other journalists documenting the scene. An attacker on a motorbike carried out the first explosion. About 15 minutes later, after people and reporters had gathered at the scene, there was a second explosion. The bomber disguised himself as a journalist and detonated himself among the crowd.
AFP said, its chief photographer: Shah Marai, had been killed. Marai joined AFP as a driver in 1996, the year the Taliban seized power, and began taking pictures on the side, covering stories including the US invasion in 2001.