Saturday, July 23, 2016

Islamic State Are Claiming Credit For Today's Suicide Attack In Kabul That Killed 80

Voice of America: IS Attack Kills 80 During Protest in Kabul

ISLAMABAD—The so-called Islamic State terror group claimed credit for a bomb attack in Kabul Saturday that killed at least 80 people and wounded hundreds of others during a mass protest rally.

A website linked to the Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility for the violence. A statement said the attack was meant to warn Afghanistan's ethnic Hazaras, who are mostly Shiite, to stop joining the Syrian government in its fight against the terror group.

An Afghan interior ministry statement says three suicide bombers assaulted the peaceful demonstrators. It said one of them detonated his device among the protesters, one mistakenly killed only himself while a third was shot dead by security forces guarding the rally.

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More News On The Islamic State Claiming Credit For Today's Suicide Attack In Kabul That Killed 80

Kabul explosion: Islamic State 'admits attack on Hazara protest' -- BBC
80 dead in Islamic State suicide bombing in Kabul -- USA Today
Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly Kabul attack -- Reuters
Witnesses: Deadly blast strikes demonstration in Kabul -- AP
ISIS claims Afghanistan explosion that kills at least 61 -- CNN
Islamic State Group Claims Responsibility For Deadly Kabul Attack -- RFE
Islamic State claims suicide bombings at Kabul protest -- Long War Journal

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