30 April 2018 Kabul suicide bombings
Part of the War in Afghanistan
LocationKabul, Afghanistan
Date30 April 2018 (UTC+4:30)
TargetSecurity forces, journalists
Attack type
Suicide bombings
WeaponsSuicide vests
PerpetratorsIslamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan Province

On 30 April 2018, two suicide bombers detonated near government buildings in central Kabul, Afghanistan, killing at least 29 people and injuring 50.[1][2]


Among the fatalities were 9 journalists, Agence France Presse photographer Shah Marai, TOLO News Cameraman Yar Mohammad Tokhi, Ebadollah Hananzi and Sabvon Kakeker of Radio Free Europe; Maharam Darani of Radio Azadai; TV1 cameramen's Ghazi Rasoli and Norozali Rajabi, the reporter Salim Talash and cameraman Ali Salimi both of Mashal TV.[3] Additionally, an Al Jazeera cameraman Naser Hashemi, Omar Soltani of Reuters, Ahmadshah Azimi of Nedai Aghah, Ayar Amar of newspaper Vahdat Mili and Davod Ghisanai of the TV channel Mivand were injured.[4]


Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack though the Taliban is also suspected.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Kabul police spokesman raises casualty toll from double suicide attacks in the Afghan capital to 25 killed, 45 wounded". WTOP. 30 April 2018. Archived from the original on 30 April 2018. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Death Toll Rises To 29 In Kabul Explosion". TOLOnews. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  3. ^ "AFGHANISTAN : At least 9 journalists killed, 6 wounded in Kabul blasts". Reporters without Borders. 30 April 2018. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  4. ^ Faiez, Rahim; Shah, Amir (29 April 2018). "Double Kabul suicide bombings kill 21, including journalists". The Sacramento Bee. ISSN 0890-5738. Archived from the original on 30 April 2018. Retrieved 30 April 2018 – via Sacramento Bee.
  5. ^ "Double suicide bombing hits central Kabul, killing at least 25". USA Today. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  6. ^ Constable, Pamela (30 April 2018). "Islamic State suicide bombing kills 25 in Kabul, including at least 9 journalists". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 30 April 2018.