Mar 21, 2018

Bombing in Kabul kills at least 31

An Afghan woman speaks to a soldier after the attack. Photo: SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images

A suicide bomber struck a group of people who had been celebrating the Persian new year near a Shiite shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan. ISIS has claimed responsibility.

The bigger picture: The past few months have been particularly bloody in the Afghan capital, with the Taliban also carrying out attacks. The local ISIS affiliate has targeted Shiites in the past, per the NY Times.

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