Kabul blasts: Islamic State group claims responsibility

The statement also noted that the group targeted the centre with "three bombs followed by a suicide," noted an AFP report. Image via Google Maps. Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 28, 2017, 10.27 AM (IST)

A suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan killed about 40 people on Thursday.

Several were reported injured after multiple explosions occurred near a Shiite cultural centre.  

The Islamic State group has now claimed responsibility for the bombing. 

The extremist group released a statement confirming the same on its propaganda outlet, Amaq.

The statement also noted that the group targeted the centre with "three bombs followed by a suicide," noted an AFP report.