ISIS Claims Deadly Attack at Afghan Shiite Center

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from The Wall Street Journal,

Islamic State claims attack that kills at least 41 in Afghan capital.

Islamic State said it was behind a suicide bombing at a Shiite Muslim cultural center here Thursday that killed at least 41 people, an attack the U.S. military said showed that battlefield setbacks are driving the militant group to hit softer urban targets.

The series of blasts at the Tibayan Cultural Center and the adjacent offices of a news organization, the Afghan Voice Agency, were the latest instance of the Sunni extremist group sowing carnage in Kabul neighborhoods mainly populated by Afghan Shiites, some of whom joined Iran-backed forces fighting against Islamic State forces in Syria and Iraq.

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