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    ISIS Claims Bombing That Kills 80 in Kabul

    Even the Taliban condemned it. Afghanistan is mourning for 80 killed Saturday in the suicide bombing of a peaceful protest by minority Shiite Muslim Hazaras against power line plans. It was the worst attack the capital since 2001, killing 80 and injuring 231, and the first bombing there claimed by ISIS, signaling the group’s growing reach beyond the Middle East and Europe. The Sunni Islamist militant group’s announcement suggested a sectarian motive, saying it targeted a “gathering of Shia.” As President Ashraf Ghani vowed revenge, his government banned public protests for 10 days.

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