The Taliban officials in Kabul confirmed that a bomb went off in a Shia neighborhood in the Afghan capital on Saturday, killing at least eight people and wounding 22 others.

Iran PressAsia: According to Khalid Zadran, the Taliban-appointed spokesman for the Kabul police chief, the explosion occurred in western Kabul's Puli-e Sokhta area. One of the wounded was in critical condition, he added.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing, but the blame is likely to fall on ISIS terrorist group, which has targeted Afghans in large-scale attacks in the past.

The regional affiliates of ISIS have increased attacks on mosques and minorities across the country since the Taliban seized power last August.

On Wednesday, a gunbattle between the Taliban and ISIS gunmen killed five, including two Taliban fighters, near the Sakhi shrine in the Karti Sakhi neighborhood of the Afghan capital.

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