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Afghanistan attack kills 80, IS claims responsibility

Afghanistan attack kills 80, IS claims responsibility

India Blooms News Service | | 23 Jul 2016, 09:38 pm
Kabul, July 23 (IBNS): At least 80 people were killed as twin explosions hit a mammoth rally staged by the Hazara minority in Afghanistan's Kabul city on Saturday, media reports said.

According to reports, the explosions left 231 people injured.

The explosions occurred at around  2:30 pm, reports said.

Luqman, one of the rally participants, told Pajhwok Afghan News the first explosion happened near the Barikot Cinema and the second followed in Demazang Square.

Militant group Islamic State  has claimed responsibility for the attack.

"The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported that the group carried out a dual suicide operation in Kabul’s Deh Mazang area in Afghanistan," SITE Intel Group's website said.