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Kabul explosion: Islamic State ‘admits attack on Hazara protest’ | BBC News

Kabul explosion: Islamic State ‘admits attack on Hazara protest’ | BBC News

So-called Islamic State has said it was behind an attack on a protest march in the Afghan capital, Kabul, that killed at least 64 people and wounded 265.

The IS-linked Amaq news agency said two fighters “detonated explosive belts at a gathering of Shia” in Kabul.

The attack in Deh Mazang square targeted thousands from the Shia Hazara minority who were protesting over a new power line, saying its route bypasses provinces where many of them live.

The Taliban have condemned the attack.

Source: Kabul explosion: Islamic State ‘admits attack on Hazara protest’ – BBC News

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