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Injured after attack in Kabul

Five Chinese citizens were severely injured in an attack on a hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul. The terrorist group Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the attack. The Kabul Longan Hotel was targeted because it belongs to “Communist China” and is used by diplomats, the group said. IS members reportedly detonated two bags of explosives they had previously left at the hotel. A security guard who was nearby at the time of the blast confirmed to Reuters that attackers had booked a room at the hotel so they could get the explosives inside. According to the radical Islamic Taliban-led government, security forces killed three attackers.

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