28 Dec '17, 6pm

Islamic State’s Khorasan ‘province’ claims responsibility for attack on cultural center in Kabul https://t.co/CfkdjHXeIe

A suicide bomber struck the Tabayan cultural center in Kabul, Afghanistan earlier today. The center is located in Kabul’s Qalai Nazir neighborhood, which is predominantly populated by Shiite Muslims. Initial reports indicate that more than 40 people, including women and children, were killed during the attack. The Islamic State quickly claimed responsibility via its Amaq News Agency, which said that the assault relied on a “martyrdom” seeker, as well as improvised explosive devices. The group attempted to justify the violence by arguing that the facility is a prominent Shiite center and sponsored by Iran. (Amaq’s claim can be seen on the right.) In a subsequent statement, the Islamic State’s Wilayah Khorasan (or Khorasan “province,” ISIS-K) claimed that the center was an important recruiting station for the Fatemiyoun Division , which is comprised of Afghan Shiites and fig...

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