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Boris Johnson condemns 'despicable' terror attack in Kabul which killed dozens

29 December 2017, 12:32 | Sherry Padilla

Boris Johnson condemns 'despicable' terror attack in Kabul which killed dozens

Kabul blast: US condemns attack, vows to 'work closely' with Afghanistan to hunt down terrorists

A terrorist bombing on a Shiite cultural center in Kabul on Thursday prompted a renewed pledge from the United States to continue backing Afghanistan's government until the nation is safe and at peace, US Ambassador John Bass said in a statement.

The White House is condemning a "barbaric" attack on a Shiite Muslim cultural center in Kabul, Afghanistan that killed at least 41 people.

The ISIS's local affiliate, which first appeared in eastern Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan in early 2015, has become increasingly active and has claimed several recent suicide attacks in Kabul.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which comes days after a suicide bomber killed six civilians in an assault near an Afghan intelligence agency compound in the city.

Afghan security forces near the scene in Kabul on Thursday. A journalist at the agency, Sayed Abbas Hussaini, told Reuters that one reporter had been killed and another wounded.

The attack has not yet been claimed by any insurgent group.


Still, Ramazandada said security at the cultural center was light.

Mr Johnson said: "I am appalled by this despicable attack on a cultural centre in Kabul which has claimed so many innocent lives, and my heartfelt condolences go out to the victims and their families".

In a statement released by the presidential palace, Ghani says: "The terrorist have killed our people".

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani called the attack a "crime against humanity". Women and children were among the dead at the center, which accounted for the vast majority of the casualties.

Rahimi said the main blast was followed by two smaller bomb explosions that did not cause casualties. Security in the city has been ramped up since May 31 when a massive truck bomb ripped through the diplomatic quarter, killing some 150 people and wounding around 400 others - mostly civilians.



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