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Islamic State claims attack in Afghanistan, provides no evidence: statement

Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack near a Shi’ite mosque in the western Afghan city of Herat on Sunday, but provided no evidence for its claim.

The group made the claim via a statement released online by its Amaq news agency.

Two suicide bombers blew themselves up near the mosque, killing at least one person and wounding seven others, Afghan police said.

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