Blast in Kabul kills 8; Islamic State claims accountability


The Islamic State (IS) militant group claimed accountability for a lethal blast on Friday in a Shi’ite residential space in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul.

Police mentioned at the very least eight individuals had been killed and 18 wounded within the blast. The militant group mentioned in a press release that 20 individuals had been killed and injured within the assault in western Kabul.

“The explosion occurred in a crowded place,” police spokesman Khalid Zadran mentioned.

Video posted on social media purportedly of the blast website confirmed males dashing to assist the injured after the incident.

A senior Taliban safety official, who declined to be named, mentioned main investigations revealed that explosives had been positioned in a vegetable cart and the blast resulted within the wounding and killing of greater than 50 individuals, together with ladies and youngsters.

“There’s a risk that the dying toll will enhance as a result of many of the wounded individuals had vital wounds,” he mentioned.

The IS affiliate working in Afghanistan since 2014 is seen because the nation’s most critical safety problem because the Taliban took management of the nation in August final yr.

The hardline militant group has claimed latest assaults, primarily on the minority Shi’ite group.

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