ISIS claims Afghanistan explosion that kills dozens
(CNN)ISIS is claiming responsibility for a joint suicide bombing Saturday that killed dozens of people during a peaceful demonstration by a minority group in Kabul, Afghanistan.
“I saw tens of people laying down in blood around me and hundreds of people running away from the scene,” said Fatima Faizi, an Afghan freelance journalist.
So far, 80 bodies and more than 260 wounded people were taken to hospitals in Kabul, according to Ismail Kawoosi, a spokesman for the Afghan Health Ministry.
Sayed Hamed, 30, attended the protest but left before the explosions. He was about two kilometers (1.2 miles) away.
“As I was watching (from my hotel) and some (people) were running toward the scene and some were crying coming from the scene,” he wrote in an email to CNN. “It was a very sad situation, and everyone was trying to find their relatives or friends.”
The attack, the worst in months in terms of casualties, drew attention to ISIS instead of the Taliban, which had been blamed for recent bombings.