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Blast in Kabul kills 8; Daesh claims responsibility

Written by The Frontier Post

KABUL (Reuters): Daesh on Friday claimed responsibility for a deadly blast in a minority residential area in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, the group said.

The Afghan police said at least eight people were killed and 18 wounded in the blast. Daesh said in a statement that 20 people were killed and injured in an attack launched in western Kabul.

“The explosion happened in a crowded place,” said Khalid Zadran, the city’s police spokesman.

Video shared on social media purportedly of the blast site showed men rushing to help the injured after the incident.

Daesh has claimed recent attacks, mainly on the minority community.

The Daesh affiliate operating in Afghanistan since 2014 is seen as the country’s most serious security challenge since the Taliban took control of the country in August last year.

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