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Number of people dead in Kabul attack rises to 80

The number of people killed in a suicide attack on a peaceful demonstration in Kabul has climbed to 80 according to Afghanistan's interior ministry.

Islamic State have claimed responsibility for the attack in Kabul. Credit: Reuters/Omar Sobhani

The ministry said in a statement that at least 231 people were also wounded.

A suicide bomber struck a protest march in Kabul by members of Afghanistan's ethnic Hazara community.

President Ashraf Ghani, who has condemned the blast, declared Sunday a day of national mourning.

I promise you I will take revenge against the culprits. I have ordered the attorney general to set up a commission to investigate this incident.

– Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani

At least 61 dead after Kabul protest suicide attack

The protest that was targeted Credit: Reuters

At least 61 people have died and 207 are wounded in a suspected suicide attack in the city of Kabul in Afghanistan.

Islamic State have claimed responsibility for the attack targeting members of the country's Hazara Shi'ite Muslim minority at a large demonstration, the group's Amaq news agency reported.

"Two fighters from Islamic State detonated explosive belts at a gathering of Shi'ites in... the city of Kabul in Afghanistan," Amaq said in a statement.

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At least 10 dead in Kabul 'suicide' bomb attack

Demonstrators from Afghanistan's Hazara minority at a protest in Kabul Credit: Reuters

At least ten are dead after an explosion at a demonstration in Kabul apparently caused by a suicide bomber, interior ministry officials said.

Dozens are reported to be injured and there are fears the death toll may rise after the attacker struck a packed protest where people were demanding a change of the route of a power transmission line.

At least 27 killed in suicide attacks in Kabul

Afghan police stand guard after a suicide attack on a bus on Monday. Credit: Xinhua/Sipa USA

At least 27 people have been killed and over 40 injured after suicide bombers attacked buses on their way to Kabul, Afghanistan.

An official government spokesman said the buses were carrying newly graduated police cadets, but said further details were still being verified.

The bombings come just days after 14 Nepalese citizens were killed after a suicide bomber struck a minibus in the Afghan capital on Monday.

US drone strike on Taliban leader 'violation of Pakistan sovereignty'

Mansour assumed the leadership in July 2015

The US drone strike targeting Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mansour on Pakistani soil was a violation of sovereignty', Pakistan's Foreign Ministry has said.

The US did not inform Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif before carrying out the strike, it added.

Mansour was killed at 4.30pm on Saturday in Dahl Bandin, a district in Pakistan's Baluchistan province just over the border with Afghanistan.

President Obama authorised the strikes against Taliban leader.

The Pentagon previously branded Mansour "an obstacle to peace and reconciliation between the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban" and said he was actively involved in planning attacks that threatened US, Afghan and allied forces.

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Taliban leader was killed by a 'strike on his car'

Taliban leader Akhtar Mansour has been killed in a US drone strike on his car, said the Chief Executive of Afghanistan.

Mansour was killed at 4.30pm on Saturday in Dahl Bandin, a district in Pakistan's Baluchistan province just over the border with Afghanistan.

Afghan spy agency: Taliban leader killed in drone strike

Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour has been killed in a US drone strike. Credit: Reuters

The Afghan spy agency has confirmed that the Taliban leader Akhtar Mansour has been killed in a US drone strike.

It follows an earlier claim by the Senior Taliban commander that Mr Mansour had been killed in the strike.

Mansour 'posed continuing imminent threat' - Kerry

John Kerry said the drone strike "sends a clear message to the world" that the US is continuing to support its Afghan partners. Credit: PA

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour posed a "continuing imminent threat" to US personnel in Afghanistan and to Afghans, and was a threat to peace.

His comments come as the senior Taliban commander confirmed on Sunday morning that he had been killed in a US drone strike.

This action sends a clear message to the world that we will continue to stand with our Afghan partners as they work to build a more stable, united, secure and prosperous Afghanistan.

Peace is what we want. Mansour was a threat to that effort and to bringing an end to the violence and suffering people of Afghanistan have endured for so many years now. He was also directly opposed to the peace negotiation and to the reconciliation process.

– John Kerry, US Secretary of State

Afghan Taliban leader Mansour killled in drone strike

Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour has been killed in a US drone strike. Credit: Reuters

Afghan Taliban leader Akhtar Mansour has been killed in a US drone strike, the senior Taliban commander has confirmed.

The news comes after a US official said on Saturday that Akhtar Mansour was "likely to have been killed" along with another combatant in a drone strike ordered by Barack Obama

Multiple drones targeted the men as they travelled in a vehicle in a remote area along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, near to the town of Ahmad Wal, the official - speaking on the condition of anonymity - said.

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