The Presidential Palace (ARG) has condemned Wednesday night’s double-bombing in Qala-e-Nazer in PD6 in Kabul city, which killed at least 20 people.
The first explosion happened at about 6pm, targeting a wrestling club in the area.
An hour later, a second explosion ripped through the area, killing first responders, journalists and civilians.
The Presidential Palace slammed the attack and said it was an attack against humanity.
“An attack on civilians and media is an attack on the freedom of press and a crime against humanity,” read the statement.
“President Ghani condemns the terrorist attacks in the strongest possible terms and has directed the responsible officials to do whatever they can to help the families of the victims and those wounded and to launch an investigation into the incident,” added the statement.
"I strongly condemn the terrorist attack in #Kabul that inflicted casualties on our people including our brave journalists & athletes. Our ill-wishers must know that our people stand united against their terrorism. I extend my profound sympathies to the victims’ families & friends," former president Hamid Karzai tweeted.
Following the first explosion, journalists and first responders rushed to the scene.
This time a car bomb was detonated, killing a number of people, including two of TOLOnews’ journalists.