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2020 Kabul shooting
6 March 2020 Kabul shooting is located in Afghanistan
6 March 2020 Kabul shooting (Afghanistan)
Location Kabul, Afghanistan
Date March 6, 2020 (2020-03-06)
Target Politicians
Attack type
Missile, shootings
Deaths 32
Non-fatal injuries
Perpetrators Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan Province

On 6 March 2020, a mass shooting occurred in Kabul, Afghanistan.[1] Two gunmen fired from a building that was under construction, killing 32 people and injuring another 81.[1][2] It happened during a ceremony to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the murder by the Taliban of Afghan Shia leader Abdul Ali Mazari.[1] The ceremony was attended by Afghan politician Abdullah Abdullah, who escaped unharmed.[1] The two gunmen were killed later the same day.[1] The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for the attack.[1][3][4]


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