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Blast in Afghan capital Kabul, many feared injured


A bomb blast hit Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Saturday and many people were feared injured, witnesses said.

The blast hit a busy shopping street in the western part of the city where members of the Shia Muslim community regularly meet.

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Video footage posted online showed ambulances rushing to the scene which is also near bus stations.

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No militant group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which came ahead of Ashura, a commemoration of the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), a grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

On Friday, at least eight people were killed and 18 injured in a blast in Kabul carried out by the Islamic State militant group.


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