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    Blast in Shiite Area of Kabul Kills at Least 48, Injures 67 - Health Ministry

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    A suspected suicide bomber has blown himself inside an educational facility in the Shiite neighborhood in the western part of the Afghan capital, Pajhwok Afghan News reported on Wednesday.

    According to Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanekzai, casualties are possible, but the details of the incident are still unknown.

    Meanwhile, the Ministry of Public Health has reported that 48 people have died and at least 67 were injured due to the explosion. According to the Pajhwok Afghan News agency, almost all the victims of the attack were students of the educational center.

    The blast comes amid reports of numerous attacks in various parts of the country, carried out by the Taliban* movement.

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    Afghanistan has long been suffering from an unstable security situation. The central government has been fighting against militant groups, including the Taliban radical movement, who has been waging a war against Kabul for almost two decades, and the Daesh* terrorist group.

    *Daesh (also known as IS/ISIS/Islamic State) and Taliban are terrorist organizations, banned in Russia.

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