ISIS claimed responsibility for a suicide attack near a procession in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Sunday.

Iran press/Asia:  Government spokesman Wahid Majroh had said that seven bodies and 25 injured people were taken to the hospital from the attack site. The group did not provide evidence for its claim.

According to News Sources, A man has blown himself up near a ceremony commemorating the death of Afghanistan's anti-Soviet war hero Ahmad Shah Massoud in the capital Kabul, killing at least seven people.

 Wahid Majroh added, seven bodies and 25 injured people were taken to the hospital from the attack site after the attacker detonated his explosives on a motorcycle close to a parade marking the 17th assassination anniversary of the famed resistance leader on Sunday.

Among the dead was the driver of a car partaking in the commemorations.

According to eyewitnesses, the man died after veering off the road and into the front of a shop at the time of the explosion. Two of the passengers were also wounded.

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Majorh  also said some 13 people were also injured after being hit by falling bullets fired by Massoud’s supporters.

Massoud was assassinated by two Al-Qaeda operatives disguised as reporters two days before the September 11, 2001 attacks carried out in the United States.

The annual commemoration day for Massoud added tension to the already freighted atmosphere in Kabul, as police blocked major roads. Security forces have already taken preventive measures in the city with rising ethnic rivalries around the country ahead of next month’s parliamentary elections.


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