Taliban claims twin bombings in Kabul killing at least 21

Afghan policemen keep watch at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul Afghanistan

The bloodshed in Kabul wasn't the only blast to rock the nation Tuesday.

Earlier on Tuesday, Lashkar Gar in southern Helmand province was also hit by a suicide bomber in an attack that killed seven people.

Taleban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the group was behind the Kabul explosions.

Another blast at the Governor's guest house in Kandahar killed at least 11 people and injured 14, including the UAE ambassador, BBC News reported.

In addition, some 150 people were injured, including children and women, their majority being civilians, the Tolo News television channel said, citing unnamed officials. It was caused by a suicide bomber on foot. They have conducting constant bomb attacks across the country, with several worldwide efforts to hold peace talks with the terrorist group ending in failure.

The attack targeted a minibus carrying staff from the NDS, Afghanistan's main intelligence agency, and as many as 70 people were killed or wounded, according to a statement by Taliban.

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He added that a second auto blew up after security officials reached the area.

Almost 10,000 USA troops are still in Afghanistan under Washington's so-called plan to assist Afghan forces to combat Taliban, al-Qaeda and Daesh Takfiri terrorists.

Afghanistan last week welcomed the Pentagon's decision to deploy some 300 US Marines to Helmand, where American forces engaged in heated combat until their mission ended in 2014.

The Taliban had declared their goal for 2016 was to take a provincial capital - something they failed to do despite several attempts.

United States officials announced last week that about 300 Marines would deploy to Helmand in their first return since 2014.

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