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IS claims bomb attack targeting Afghan journalists – WorldNews WAALI

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KABUL: The Islamic State group on Sunday claimed a bomb attack that killed a security guard and injured a group of journalists and children in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif this week.

The bombing happened on Saturday at an event honoring Afghan journalists, and came two days after a suicide bomber killed the Taliban governor of Balkh province in an attack also claimed by IS.

The attack against journalists was caused by “a parcel bomb that IS fighters managed to plant and detonate” at the event held at a cultural center in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of Balkh province, IS said in a statement on its Amaq news agency.

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Bomb attack kills guard, wounds journalists in northern Afghanistan

“The explosion targeted a rally held inside a Shiite center to reward a number of journalists who work in agencies involved in the war and mobilization against IS,” the statement said.

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A security guard was killed, while five journalists and three children were injured in the bomb attack, police said.

The governor of Balkh, Mohammad Dawood Muzammil, was killed on Thursday by a suicide bomber in his office in Mazar-i-Sharif.


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