Afghanistan explosion: Shia organisation hit in Kabul

An injured Afghan man is transferred from an ambulance to a hospital following blasts at a Shiite cultural centre in Kabul

Interior Ministry deputy spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said at least 40 people had been killed and 30 wounded in the blast, the latest in a series to have hit media organisations in Kabul.

The White House issued a statement Thursday that condemned the attack and offered "its deepest condolences to the victims and their families".

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it targeted the center because it "sends students to Iran to learn from the ayatollahs".

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American and global officials condemned the attack and reaffirmed their support for the government of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, which has been struggling to contain rising violence, ethnic tensions and political unrest amid a protracted insurgency.

"Local media reported there were two suicide bombers", NPR's Diaa Hadid reports from Islamabad. Officials said that at least two other suicide bombers also used grenades in the attack.

The Interior Ministry says that more than 100 people were attending an event themed on the 1979 invasion of Afghanistan by the former Soviet Union. The agency said they were targeting Shia Muslims.

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"The suicide attack happened in the middle of the meeting, then fire broke out all around and then I don't remember how we got out", said one survivor, Rabia. It also says one journalist was killed and others were wounded.

The U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan called the attack "another truly despicable crime in a year already marked by unspeakable atrocities". "The terrorists have attacked our mosques, our holy places and now our cultural center".

Backed by the heaviest USA air strikes since the height of the worldwide combat mission in Afghanistan, Afghan forces have forced the Taliban back in many areas and prevented any major urban centre from falling into the hands of insurgents.

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