KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – At least four people were killed in a minivan bombing on Thursday in the western part of the Afghan capital, Kabul.
No one claimed responsibility for the attack in the neighborhood, which is largely populated by the minority Hazara ethnic group, who are mostly Shia Muslims. Islamic State, however, has carried out similar bombings in the area, including an attack on two minivans on Tuesday that killed at least 10 people.
Most Sunnis are a Shia minority in Afghanistan, and an Islamic State affiliate has declared war against them. In a statement late Wednesday, IS said they also bombed an electrical grid station on Tuesday, leaving much of Kabul in darkness.
Violence and chaos continues in Afghanistan as the US and NATO continue the final withdrawal of the remaining 2,500-3,500 US troops and 7,000 Allied forces. The last of the troops will be gone by September 11 at the latest.
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