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At least 34 dead in Afghanistan bombing attributed to Islamic State
At least 34 dead in Afghanistan bombing attributed to Islamic State

A suicide bombing outside a crowded bank has left at least 34 people dead and more than 120 injured in eastern Afghanistan. If claims by the group are corroborated, Saturday’s blast could prove to be the first instance of a large, coordinated Islamic State-led attack in the country. In the days leading up to their state visit to Washington in March, high-level officials in the government of President Ashraf Ghani had repeatedly warned that Islamic State militants were present in Afghanistan but not yet at an actionable stage. At the time of Saturday's attack, dozens of people -- mainly government workers and military officials collecting their salaries -- were waiting...

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