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41 Killed In Deadly Kabul Suicide Bombing

The Interior Ministry confirms that women, children and journalists were among those killed in Thursday's deadly bombing.

More than 40 people were killed and over 80 others were wounded in a suicide attack on Tebyan center in Pule Sokhtia area of Kabul on Thursday morning, health officials confirmed.

Spokesman for Ministry of Public Health, Wahid Majroh, at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, said 41 people including 35 men, four women and two children were killed in the attack. He added that 84 people including 76 men and eight women were wounded in the suicide bombing.

At the same event, Najibullah Danish, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, said the ministry has assigned a team to probe the deadly incident.

According to one survivor, social activists had gathered at the Tebyan social and cultural activity center for a meeting when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives.

The center also houses AVA news agency which is part of the Iranian-funded organization.

The attack took place at about 10.30am local time. Officials said there appears to have been more than one attacker.

According to them, there were at least two, maybe three suicide bombers who also used grenades in the attack.

The Taliban immediately denied any involvement in the attack.

Daesh has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack in Kabul which claimed at least 40 lives and wounded 30 others.

[Source: Tolo News, Kabul, 28Dec17]

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