Islamic State claims responsibility for blast in Afghanistan's capital

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Aug 5 (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group claimed on Friday responsibility for a blast in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, the group said on its telegram channel.

It said in a statement that 20 people were killed and injured in the attack on an area in western Kabul.

Afghani police earlier said that eight people were killed and 18 wounded.

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Reporting by Lilian Wagdy; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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