Afghanistan: Eight people killed in Shia neighborhood, ISIS claims responsibility

The Afghan police announced that an explosion occurred in a Shia neighborhood in the capital, Kabul, killing eight people and wounding 18 others.

“The explosion occurred in a crowded place,” city police spokesman Khaled Zder said.

A video clip circulated on social media of what is believed to be the site of the explosion showed men rushing to help the wounded after the accident.

ISIS, in a statement on Telegram, claimed responsibility for the explosion.

ISIS mainly targets Afghan religious minorities, especially Shia Muslims.

Since the Taliban movement took power, the targeting of Shias has increased.

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