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A minibus exploded in a mostly Shiite Muslim neighbourhood in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, killing at least seven civilians and wounding 20 others, authorities said Tuesday.

Police spokesman, Khalid Zadran, said the blast took place in the west part of the city in Dashti Barchi area.

The cause of the explosion remained unknown, but police have launched an investigation, Zadran said.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but affiliates of the Islamic State group have targeted in the past Shiite schools, hospitals and mosques in the same area.

IS and other militant groups have been waging a campaign of violence since the Taliban took power in August 2021.

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