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Afghanistan bombings targeting Shiites kill at least 40

A flurry of bombings in Kabul killed at least 40 people and wounded dozens more on Thursday, Afghan authorities said. The attacks started when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest inside a Shiite cultural center and religious school during a group succession. That attack accounted for most of the casualties. Two other explosions followed, one of them at the entrance to the Afghan Voice Agency news organization. A journalist there said one reporter had been killed. The Islamic State, which has previously targeted Shiite Muslims, claimed responsibility for the bombings, The Associated Press reported.