Sunday, 05 December 2021 11:02 GMT

ISIS claims deadly blast targeting politicians in Kabul


(MENAFN- Trend News Agency ) Afghan officials said Thursday that a suicide bomber killed nine people at a political gathering in the capital, Kabul, reports.

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) faction in Afghanistan claimed responsibility for the attack.

According to Kabul police spokesman Basir Mujahid, at least seven police officers and two civilians were among the dead, and 10 others were wounded. Based on photos posted on social media following the blast, however, the death toll seemed likely to rise.

Mujahid said the suicide bomber wanted to get inside a wedding hall where the political gathering was taking place, but was stopped by police at a checkpoint, where he detonated his suicide vest.

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