Afghanistan: At least 41 people were killed and more than 80 were injured as a result of a Suicide bombing in Kabul of a Shia religious cultural center in Kabul.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Afghanistan informed the media that two more men were blown up behind this suicide bombing – in the same area in the west of the Afghan capital.
The target of the suicide bomber was a cultural center, but as a result of the attack, the editorial office of the Afghan Voice news agency located nearby was also harmed.
It is reported that militants of the extremist group “Islamic State” are behind the attack in Kabul.
In recent months, militants of the “Islamic state” have repeatedly attacked Shia’s in various provinces of Afghanistan.
In the photographs of the explosion site in Kabul, published in social networks, several bodies are seen lying in the courtyard of the building.
The head of the information service of the Shia Center Afghan Press informed the media that dozens of bodies were taken out of the building. According to official reports, dozens more people were taken to hospitals.
As reported, at the time of the explosion in the building were students who participated in the discussion, as well as information service staff.
Only three days ago, on Monday, ten more people were killed in a blast near a complex of buildings of the Afghan intelligence service in Kabul.
IG in Afghanistan (Suicide bombing in Kabul)
“The Islamic State” in January 2015 announced the establishment of its unit in Afghanistan – the Khorasan grouping. The group used the name of the historical region (Great Khorasan), which unites parts of modern Iran, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
IG’s militants captured territories in the east and north of the country, but later lost control over these lands and were driven out of the southern and western regions of the country by the Taliban and the military – Afghan and American.
Since then, the IG in Afghanistan has been pursuing partisan tactics. According to various estimates, there are from 1,000 to 5,000 militant groups in Afghanistan.
The IG militants consider the Shia’s to be heretics and apostates and expect to transform the conflict in Afghanistan into an inter religious conflict – the war between Sunnis and Shia’s.
In October, at least 39 people became victims of the attack on the Shia mosque in Afghanistan.