Kabul blast: Death toll rises to 20

People stand near the scene of Thursday evening's suicide attack in Kabul Afghanistan. ─ AP

People stand near the scene of Thursday evening's suicide attack in Kabul Afghanistan. ─ AP

An attack on a Shiite Muslim cultural centre in the Afghan capital Kabul has left at least 35 people dead and 20 wounded.

I.S. say the bomber, with an explosive belt, was targetting "a gathering of Afghan intelligence and police".

Police officers at the scene said the bomber had been wearing police or army uniform and had approached a group of security personnel conducting controls on illegal drugs and alcohol sellers, but there was no official confirmation.

According to AFP, which quoted officials, 13 people were killed in the blast which was claimed by Daesh, adding to the carnage caused by the militant group in the Afghan capital.

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The number of casualties has been confirmed by Ministry of Public Health and Kabul Police, reported TOLO News. The deadliest bombing occurred last week, leaving more than 40 people dead and around 90 others wounded.

"At this time a suicide bomber detonated himself among the crowd, killing and injuring dozens", Kabul police spokesman Abdul Basir Mujahid told AFP.

The attack took place near a security establishment at Banaee area of the city in the evening.

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