ISIS Claims Blasts in Kabul which Killed Dozens

ISIS Claims Blasts in Kabul which Killed Dozens

It was unclear what militant group was behind the attack, and there was no immediate claim of responsibility. The Sunni extremists of IS view Shiite Muslims as apostates and have repeatedly attacked Afghanistan's Shiite minority and targets linked to neighboring Iran.

A journalist at Afghan Voice, Sayed Abbas Hussaini, said there appeared to have been more than one explosion during the attack.

The attack, which killed more than 40 people and wounded scores more, was the latest in a series of assaults by a powerful local affiliate of the extremist group. "By sowing terror, the Taliban and Islamic State have created information "black holes" in many regions since 2015". According to the ministry, preliminary reports indicated that the attack was triggered by a suicide bomber.

1TV News, quoting an interior ministry spokesman, said a suicide bomber was likely to have been behind the attack.

"This gruesome attack underscores the dangers faced by Afghan civilians", Reuters reported rights group Amnesty International saying in a statement from its South Asia Director, Biraj Patnaik.

In November, at least one security guard was killed as ISIL fighters stormed Shamshad TV, a private television station.

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The bomb reportedly killed dozens of students after exploding near the offices of a news agency.

"There were two explosions".

Eight women and 74 men were injured in the attack, the minister of interior said.

An Afghan official says a roadside mine has exploded, killing six children in northern Balkh province.

A terrorist bombing on a Shiite cultural center in Kabul on Thursday prompted a renewed pledge from the United States to continue backing Afghanistan's government until the nation is safe and at peace, US Ambassador John Bass said in a statement.

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