An Afghan man talks on his phone after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan July 23, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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Twin explosions tore through a demonstration by members of Afghanistan's mainly Shiite Hazara minority in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 80 people and wounding more than 230 in a suicide attack claimed by ISIS.Officials in Afghanistan's main intelligence agency, the National Directorate for Security (NDS), said the attack was planned by an individual named Abu Ali, an ISIS militant they said was based in Achin district in Nangarhar.They said three bombers were involved in the attack. The worst previous attack against the Hazara was in December 2011, when more than 55 people were killed in Kabul during the Shiite festival of Ashura.In November, thousands of Hazara marched through Kabul to protest at government inaction after seven members of their community were beheaded by Islamist militants and several protesters tried to force their way into the presidential palace.
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