Devastating blasts rip through Hazara protest in Kabul

Twin ISIL-claimed explosions targeting protest by members of Afghanistan's Hazara minority kill dozens, wound hundreds.

| Afghanistan, Asia, War & Conflict

At least 80 people have been killed and hundreds wounded in a double suicide attack at a demonstration in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, according to officials from the public health ministry.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group claimed responsibility for the blasts, which targeted members of the country's Hazara minority.

Mohammad Ismail Kawousi, a spokesman for the ministry of public health, said the dead and wounded had been taken to nearby hospitals.


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