Eight Killed In Bomb Blast In Kabul\'s Shia Neighbourhood

Eight killed in the blast in Kabul’s Shia area

Kabul 6 Aug : At at least eight civilians have been killed in an explosion in an area that is predominantly Shia in the western part of Kabul, Taliban authorities have declared.
A further 18 were wounded when explosive devices that were placed in a cart were detonated on Friday, the dpa news agency reported according to a statement from the police’s spokesperson Khalid Zadran.

 Eight Killed In Bomb Blast In Kabul's Shia Neighbourhood-TeluguStop.com

A few of the injured were in critical health, Zadran added.

The attack happened at a time when Shia Muslims, a religious minority in the country were getting ready for Ashura which is a celebration of the death of Imam Hussein, the great-grandson of the prophet Muhammad.

The Islamic State (IS) militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

In a post on the official channel for telegram the group claimed that they targeted a group of Shia Muslims.

Following the Taliban control of Afghanistan in the month of August of last year, IS has carried out several of fatal attacks, mostly targeting religious minorities.


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