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ISIS claims responsibility for deadly Afghanistan bombing

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The ISIS extremist group has claimed responsibility for an attack Saturday near an education center in the Afghan capital that killed 18 people.

A suicide bomber “set off towards a gathering... in Kabul, where he detonated his explosives jacket among” the crowd, ISIS said in a statement posted on its social media channels.

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Violence on the ground has spiked in recent weeks despite the Taliban and Afghan government holding peace talks in Qatar to end the country’s grinding war.

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