Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry has revealed that at least 40 people have been killed and 30 wounded by multiple bomb blasts at a Shi’ite cultural center near a news agency in Kabul.
There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the December 28 attack, but a Taliban spokesman denied that the militant group was involved.
Reports suggested the attack had targeted the Afghan Voice news agency on the west side of the Afghan capital. But Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said later that the blasts were aimed at the Shi’ite Tabayan cultural center.
Rahimi said a suicide bomber entered the building and blew himself up during a crowded ceremony marking the 38th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
Rahimi said there were two other explosions on the street outside of the building as people were gathering to help those injured by the first blast. He said the smaller explosions outside of the building did not kill anyone.