April 12, 2017 / 1:00 PM / 5 months ago

Islamic State claims explosion near Afghan presidential palace

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State was responsible for an explosion on Wednesday near the Afghan Presidential Palace in Kabul, the group said via its Amaq news agency.

Amaq said the attack was carried out by a militant wearing a suicide vest at a checkpoint outside the palace.

Reporting by Ahmed Tolba; Writing by Eric Knecht; Editing by Giles Elgood

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