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Afghanistan

Suicide Bomber Targets Shi’ite Cultural Center In Kabul

U.S.  troops stand guard at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul on February 20.
U.S. troops stand guard at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul on February 20.
By RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan
KABUL -- A suicide bomber targeting a Shi’ite cultural center has killed one person and wounded four others in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

The Interior Ministry said the attacker's explosives detonated on the morning of February 20 after a security guard prevented the attacker from entering the Naser Khosraw-e-Balkhi Culture Center of the Ismailia sect.

The bomber and the security guard were both killed in the blast.

No one claimed responsibility but in the past such strikes have been claimed by the Taliban.

In Kabul last week, two civilian contractors working for the NATO force in Afghanistan were killed in a car bomb attack claimed by the Taliban.

With reporting by AFP

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