October 1, 2014 / 3:48 AM / 3 years ago

Taliban bombs kill at least seven in Afghan capital-officials

KABUL, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Two Taliban suicide bombers attacked the Afghan capital on Wednesday, killing at least seven people and wounding more than 15, government officials said, a day after the new government and the United States signed a long-delayed security agreement.

The Taliban, fighting to oust foreign forces and the U.S-backed government, claimed responsibility for the attacks in the east and west of Kabul.

"Double martyrdom attack has rocked #Kabul city this morning amid current year's ongoing #Khaibar operation," the Taliban said on Twitter, referring to their yearly summer fighting offensive.

Officials from Afghanistan and the United States on Tuesday signed a deal allowing American troops to stay in the country after the end of the year, filling a campaign promise by new President Ashraf Ghani.

Reporting by Jessica Donati and Hamid Shalizi; Editing by Nick Macfie

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