The target of the blasts was probably an area that includes government and lawmakers’ offices. Among the victims was the head of the NDS zone in the PD7 who was reportedly killed while a female MP from Herat was among the wounded. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack soon after the incident. “The interior ministry of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan strongly condemns the barbaric attack by the Taliban terrorists and prays for that those killed in the attack (that they) rest in peace and for the recovery of those wounded,” a statement said. It appeared to be the deadliest attack in Kabul since July, when two suicide bombers struck a demonstration held by Hazaras, a Shiite Muslim ethnic group, killing 80 people.