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>> Heavy security under high alert on this Afghan street after a suicide bomb left at least 40 people dead and 30 more wounded in the capital of Kabul early Thursday. Officials say the explosion hit a news agency in a neighboring Shiite Cultural Center.>>
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> I saw many dead people in the area.
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I was looking for my cousin but I could not find his body and I’m not sure what happened to him.>> Many of the victims were students attending a conference, a discussion on the anniversary of the Soviet invasion of the country. A journalist working for the News Agency says that one of his colleagues was killed and another two wounded.
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He also said that there appeared to be more than one blast. The agency, Afghan Voice, has Shiite links but so far no one has claimed responsibility. And a Taliban spokesman denied involvement on Twitter. High profile attacks in Afghanistan's big cities have continued despite heavy US air strikes on militants across the country.
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Islamic state opposed to both the Taliban and the government has claimed a growing number of these assaults. Thursday also marks the latest attack, targeting Afghan media in recent years after a private TV station was hit last month.