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>> At least 20 people died in Kabul on Wednesday when a suicide bomber, and then a car bomb, detonated outside a sports club. The attack happened in the city's west, in an area home to members of the mainly Shi'a Hazara minority. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing.
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But Hazaras have been targeted in the past by Sunni militants of the Islamic State. Most of those killed appear to have died in the second bombing that happened after journalists and rescue workers arrived at the site. A journalist and cameraman working for Afghanistan's largest broadcaster were among the dead.
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Four other members of the separate TV crew were also wounded. Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani, condemned the attack saying an attack on civilians and media in the country was, quote, an attack on freedom of speech and a crime against humanity. It's the latest in a series of attacks that have targeted both civilians and journalists.
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In April a similar series of twin explosions killed 9 media workers and 16 others. Wednesday's attack underscored the danger in Kabul as elections approach next month. Hopes for peace in the war torn country were fueled by a brief ceasefire in June. But intense fighting and a wave of suicide attacks in the capital, mostly claimed by Islamic State, have since dampened optimism.
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Islamic State have established a brutal reputation in Afghanistan and are considered enemies of both the Western backed government and the Taliban.