Blast in Kabul, Afghanistan kills 8; Islamic State claims responsibility

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Blast in Kabul, Afghanistan kills 8; Islamic State claims responsibility
The militant group said in a statement that 20 people were killed and injured in an attack launched in western Kabul.
By REUTERS
Published: AUGUST 5, 2022

The Islamic State (IS) militant group on Friday claimed responsibility for a deadly blast in a Shi'ite 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. The militant group 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.

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