: Islamic State 'admits attack' in Kabul

16:17 Jul. 23, 2016

Islamic State 'admits attack' in Kabul

Afghans gather property, left behind by victims of a deadly explosion that struck a protest march by ethnic Hazaras, in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 23, 2016. (AP Photo)

The attack targeted the Hazara minority who have often complained of discrimination

So-called Islamic State has said it was behind an attack on a protest march in the Afghan capital, Kabul, that killed at least 61 people and wounded 200, according to a BBC report.

The IS-linked Amaq news agency said two fighters "detonated explosive belts at a gathering of Shia" in Kabul.

The attack in Deh Mazang square targeted thousands from the Shia Hazara minority who were protesting over a new power line, saying its route bypasses provinces where many of them live.

The Taliban have condemned the attack.

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