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Islamic State claims responsibility for Kabul suicide attacks - Amaq
July 23, 2016 / 12:22 PM / a year ago

Islamic State claims responsibility for Kabul suicide attacks - Amaq

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility on Saturday for a suicide attack in Kabul targeting members of the country’s Shi‘ite Muslim minority, the group’s Amaq news agency reported.

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

“Two fighters from Islamic State detonated explosive belts at a gathering of Shi‘ites in... the city of Kabul in Afghanistan,” Amaq said in a brief news alert.

Suicide bombers killed at least 29 people and wounded 142 on Saturday in an attack on a large demonstration by Afghanistan’s Hazara minority, a mainly Shia group estimated to comprise about 9 percent of the population.

Reporting by Omar Fahmy; Writing by Lin Noueihed; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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