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Islamic State claims deadly attack on Kabul shrine

Islamic State claims deadly attack on Kabul shrine

Oct 13, 2016 - 09:36

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Islamic State (IS), also known by its Arabic acronym of Daesh, has claimed responsibility for the Shiite shrine attack in Kabul that left 18 people dead.

Khorasan Province, the Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistaninfo-icon and Pakistaninfo-icon, claimed the assault in an online statement on Wednesday -- a day after 62 people, including 12 police, were wounded at the Kart-i-Sakhi shrine.

The attack has already drawn strong criticism from the President Ashraf Ghani, the United Nations mission in Afghanistan, the United States, Pakistan and other countries, 

In a suicide bombing in July, the militant group killed more than 80 people and wounded 130 in Kabul in July. Most of the victims belonged to the minority Hazara community.


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