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At least 61 dead, 207 wounded in Kabul demonstration attack
July 23, 2016 / 12:57 PM / a year ago

At least 61 dead, 207 wounded in Kabul demonstration attack

People help a wounded man after a blast during a demonstration in Kabul, Afghanistan July 23, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer

KABUL (Reuters) - At least 61 people were killed and 207 were wounded on Saturday in a suicide attack on a demonstration in Kabul claimed by Islamic State, an official from the Public Health Ministry said.

The deaths are more than double earlier estimates.

Mohammad Ismail Kawousi, a spokesman for the ministry of public health, said the dead and wounded had been taken to nearby hospitals.

Reporting by Mirwais Harooni; editing by Susan Thomas

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