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40 killed, 30 injured in suicide bomb attack


40 killed, 30 injured in suicide bomb attack

Kabul (Afghanistan), Dec 29 (ANI): At least 40 people were killed and 30 were injured after a suicide bomb attack at a news agency in Kabul on Thursday. Currently the region is being under heavy security and high alert.

Officials say the explosion hit a news agency and a neighboring Shi'ite cultural centre. Many of the victims were students attending a conference, a discussion on the anniversary of the Soviet invasion of the country.

Islamic State said in an online statement that it was responsible for the attack, the latest in a series the movement has claimed on Shi'ite targets in Kabul. High-profile attacks in Afghanistan's big cities have continued despite heavy U.S.

airstrikes on militants across the country.

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