>> 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.>>
> I saw many dead people in the area.
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.
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.
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.