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ISIS claims responsibility for Kabul bombings that killed 40 people

The explosion took place around 10.30 am in the Qala-e-Nazar area, Nasrat Rahimi, the ministry said, adding that the victims included women and children.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Kabul [ Published on: December 28, 2017 17:09 IST ]
Security personnel arrive outside the site of a suicide
Security personnel arrive outside the site of a suicide attack in Kabul

Terror group Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a Shiite cultural centre in Afghanistan's capital Kabul today that killed about 40 people. 

In a statement on its propaganda outlet Amaq, the group said that it targeted the centre with three bombs followed by a suicide bombing.

According to the Interior Ministry, at least 40 people were killed and over 30 injured in a suicide attack inside a cultural centre in the capital.

The explosion took place around 10.30 am in the Qala-e-Nazar area, Nasrat Rahimi, the ministry said, adding that the victims included women and children.

Rahimi said that the building where the attack took place also houses the office of the Sada-E-Afghanistan (Afghan Voice) news agency and a mosque.

Also Read: At least 40 dead, several injured as multiple blasts hit Kabul

 

Police said that there were at least three suicide bombers who also used grenades in the attack. 

On Monday, eight people were killed and two injured in a suicide bomb attack near an office of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) in the capital city's Shashdarken neighbourhood.

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