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Islamic state claims responsibility for Kabul Shi'ite mosque attack
August 25, 2017 / 1:35 PM / a month ago

Islamic state claims responsibility for Kabul Shi'ite mosque attack

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for Friday’s attack on a Shi‘ite Muslim mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul that killed at least 14 people, the Sunni militant group’s Amaq news agency said.

“Islamic State fighters launched an attack on a (Shi‘ite mosque) in the Khair Khana area in the Afghan city of Kabul,” the news agency said.

A suicide bomber detonated himself at the gate of the mosque as other attackers stormed the building as worshippers gathered for Friday prayers, officials said.

Reporting by Mohamed el Sherif; Writing by Ahmed Aboulenein

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