April 22, 2018 / 8:54 AM / a year ago

Islamic State claims responsibility for Kabul blast: group's AMAQ news agency

A man reacts as others comfort him at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan April 22, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for a blast that hit a voter registration center in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday, the militant group’s AMAQ news agency said.

The blast, carried out by a suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest, killed at least 31 people and wounded 54 others, a health ministry spokesman said.

AMAQ did not provide further details or evidence to back up its report.

Reporting by Ahmed Tolba in Cairo; Writing by Nadine Awadalla; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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