Scores killed in Isis bombing of Kabul news agency and Shia centre

December 29, 2017

By Emma Graham-Harrison and Haroon Janjua | The Guardian

Islamic State has killed at least 41 people and injured more than 80 others in an attack on a Shia cultural centre and news agency that share a building in Kabul.

The bombings were the latest in a particularly bloody year for the Afghan capital, even by the standards of a country inured to decades of conflict.

The first explosion was detonated by a suicide bomber sitting among students at a lecture marking the 38th anniversary of the Russian invasion of Afghanistan. The death toll rose over the day as hospitals struggled to cope, and may climb further.

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