At least 80 dead, 230 wounded in Kabul attack - UPDATED

At least 80 dead, 230 wounded in Kabul attack - <span style="color: red;">UPDATED
# 23 July 2016 17:38 (UTC +04:00)

Baku – APA. Twin explosions targeting a large demonstration by members of Afghanistan's ethnic Hazara minority in Kabul have killed at least 80 people and wounded more than 230, officials have said, Al Jazeera reported.

The attack on Saturday, near one of the most heavily fortified areas of the Afghan capital, was quickly claimed by the "Islamic State" (ISIL, also known as ISIS), who have previously targeted the Hazara people.



Baku – APA. At least 61 people were killed and 207 were wounded on Saturday in a suicide attack on a demonstration in Kabul claimed by Islamic State, an official from the Public Health Ministry said, Reuters reported.

The deaths are more than double earlier estimates.

Mohammad Ismail Kawousi, a spokesman for the ministry of public health, said the dead and wounded had been taken to nearby hospitals.