Thursday, December 28, 2017

Afghanistan: 41 killed in bombing of Shiite Muslim cultural center

(Kabul)  A series of bomb blasts in the Shia Muslim area of the Afghan capital has resulted in at least 41 people killed and over 80 people wounded.

The attack began when a suicide bomber walked into the Tabian Social and Cultural Centre, (which also houses the Afghan Voice news agency) shortly after 10 a.m. and detonated a vest packed with explosives. This was followed by two more explosions caused by "sticky bombs" that had been planted on the walls of the compound. Unfortunately the bombing happened during a morning panel discussion with journalists and so the building was packed with students, resulting in the very high death count.

ISIS have admitted to the attack.